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Putt’s Law & Education

This quote, Putt’s Law, came through my Google page today.

Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

To what degree do you think we might substitute technology with education?

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  • Jim Mikkelson

    In the 70′s I eagerly awaited each installment of Putt’s law in R&D magazine. To some extent a lot of it applies to pretty much everything. I would be more inclined to think it applies to politics better. It never ceases to amaze me how much Dilbert resembles the tenants of Putt’s law. Anyway, I think that education in general is a mess, but I don’t think it would be correct to rephrase Putt’s law as:
    Education is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not teach, and those who teach what they do not understand. I think a lot of the latter exists.
    If you want to apply the saying to education administrators and teachers, you may be closer, but it still doesn’t address the problem of those who teach what they do not understand.


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