The opposite of ‘open’ isn’t closed. The opposite of open is ‘broken.’

For the collection of 2012 buzzwords I’m curating, ‘open‘ is one of my favorites.

Consider:

That said, here’s one of my favorite quotes of the year: The opposite of ‘open’ isn’t closed. The opposite of open is ‘broken.’ – John Wilbanks and cited by @cgreen Cable Green, The Obviousness of Open Policy

The presentation was delivered at this year’s Open Education Resources Congress held by UNESCO. A separate version is embedded below from Slideshare.

I could use some help translating this into other languages. Suggestions and corrections are welcome!

The opposite of 'open' isn't closed. The opposite is 'broken' @cgreen @wilbanks #oercongress #oer


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