Predictions from Bill Gates on textbooks

The man who said that “640K ought to be enough for anybody” (which he denies) and who failed to anticipate the growth of the Internet is predicting that, five years from now, the best education will come from the Web. Given his powers of under-estimation, one might speculate that the best education could be web-based in three years’ time, or maybe it’s available now, given the creative ways social media might be harnessed for education purposes, and it’s just a question of taking advantage of it.