Shaz says, "Few months old, yes, but I've just come back to it with fresh eyes."
"The person who wins the Nobel Prize in biology is not the one who read the most journal articles, it's the one who knew what to look for. Cultivating that capacity to seek what's significant always will answer the question of whether you're on the right track. That's what education is meant to be about."
This is rescooped from Shaz's EdDev and the quote above I think is pertinent to curation. Curation heightens that capacity to seek what's significant. I think that there is a relatively clear ladder to deep curation like Chomsky advocates. We move from piles of stuff to cool stuff I like to more particular stuff that I like that others might like to reasoned stuff I like to the pattern language in what I like and ultimate back out to the other stuff that relates in significant ways to what I like. This is only ladder to Chomsky's ideal, but the digital curation tools out there sure make this a very visible one.
Via Shaz J