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Tom In Wikipedia

March 13, 2013

Lots of new readers to my blog – and I welcome you all. For a summary of what  this blog is about, please see the entry in Wikipedia about me at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hendricks

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Musea History – the First Website

February 22, 2013

Readers,  The following is the first page of the first Musea Website posted in the 90’s. It’s a general welcome to all.  It was retrieved through the WAYBACK MACHINE, the internet archives. (the Musea website is at Musea.us or look up the article about me in Wikipedia)

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Once upon a time
In a Prairie Town
On the edge of a pine forest
In the hot summer of 1992…

I, Tom Hendricks,
A Musician, Painter and Writer,
Was slipping into nowhere
At a steady pace – then…
An idea…a fantabulous idea-
Musea was born…

HELLO AND WELCOME to the website for the zine MUSEA. We’re the monthly newsletter that is leading the ART REVOLUTION AGAINST the handful of CORPORATE ART AND MEDIA CONGLOMERATE WEASELS (there are only 10* now) who control virtually all of the arts and media in the U.S.; and we are FOR the best of all the “Indie” (independent) artists outside of corporate art…

Thanks for stopping by and browsing, and tell your friends about MUSEA. the zine for ART and the ART REVOLUTION.

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*Since this was written the media/art consolidation has continued. There are about 6 mega-corporations controlling most of your art and media. For more google “The Big 6”

Wiki-College – free college for all

January 18, 2013

Regular readers know that I’ve advocated a wiki-college online with free courses for all.  My friend JHC, sent me this URL which suggests a first step in that idea. Here’s the link and my comments on free college courses online.

Free courses

Why not free college online – say a college wikipedia, where professors have posted their lectures. Then at the end of the course there’s a system to take a final for $25-50. If you pass you get credits. The test money is split between the professor and wiki.

I think most of the bigger colleges would oppose it because it would challenge their high prices. I think it would be good for those who can’t afford college but deserve it – which means everyone. Then too I would think there would be some professors who want to have the world as their class room – and make royalties on their lectures. The main colleges would protest any accreditation for sure, but part of that would be to protect themselves and their monopoly. In the end it would come down to whether corporations that hired, would recognize it as a degree. The net is a real leveler! Maybe education is part of that.

Wiki – College (College for all)

September 25, 2012

Why not free college online – say a college wikipedia, where professors have posted their lectures. Then at the end of the course there’s a system to take a final for $25-50. If you pass you get credits. The test money is split between the professor and wiki.

I think most of the bigger colleges would oppose it because it would challenge their high prices. I think it would be good for those who can’t afford college but deserve it – which means everyone. Then too I would think there would be some professors who want to have the world as their class room – and make royalties on their lectures. The main colleges would protest any accreditation for sure, but part of that would be to protect themselves and their monopoly. In the end it would come down to whether corporations that hired, would recognize it as a degree. The net is a real leveler! Maybe education is part of that.


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