Nick Inglis is President of the Information Coalition, Co-Founder of The Information Governance Conference, and Founder of The Information Symposium. Inglis is the author of the AIIM SharePoint Governance Toolkit and creator of the Information Governance Model. Inglis is a contributor to U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, and others. When not adding to his collection of technology certificates and certifications (CIP, IGP, ERMm, SharePointm, BPMm, E2.0m, ECMm, IMCP), he is likely spending time with his son, Conor Atom.

3 responses to “The enduring promise of hope”

  1. ellen

    While I share Mr. Inglis’ hope in our youth, I find his view that “their learning was not tainted by history” astonishingly naive and, frankly, appalling. Perhaps Mr. Inglis is younger than I am and did not have the benefit of studying history in elementary school and high school, not to mention college or graduate school. It has been said famously that those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. William Faulkner said that “the past is not past. It isn’t even past.” When i was attending sixth grade in the heartland state of Missouri, it was required that we read in full and study both the state constitution and the United States Constitution, that magnificent document that we ought to honor and teach, along with American history. That the teaching of history and civics have fallen out of favor in recent decades is a source of much of our current political impasse. So by all means, let us encourage our young people to take an active role as citizens but just as importantly, let us prepare them to make wise decisions by assuring that they are fully informed about the past, from which there is no escaping.

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  2. ellen

    Correction: William Faulkner said that “The past is not dead. It isn’t even past.”

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