An Internet of Possibilities

As someone pointed out recently, the dream of making much of the world’s knowledge available to almost anyone willing to find a way to access it is pretty close to happening. While scholarly and scientific publishing continue to lag behind, [TED Talks](http://ted.com/) and the [Khan Academy](http://www.khanacademy.org/) and [iTunes University](http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/) — and not counting all the individual creators of content (and by content I mean texts and ‘casts of all shapes and sizes — make an amazing amount of information available.