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Whither the Renaissance Man? (08 Apr 2005)
The irony of our renaissance, though, is that renaissance men and women are in short supply. Such an intense global mix of cultures, ideas, and innovations, all apparently a mouse click away, would seem to demand broad educational perspectives. Yet most schools persist in turning out laser-focused young professionals. To make a dent in a particular field, a person has to devote a good chunk of his or her lifetime just to getting to the starting line. This doesn’t favor the jack-of-all-trades.
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