@deepomega I hope so. I'd put the emphasis in Shirkey's view on the "making." Learning is a process, no? Just ask Google. You can't tell a computer anything near as useful as it can learn on its own as people use it. If you could take a smart pill and suddenly possess all those smarts in one swallow, I don't think you'd measure up to someone who actually worked at acquiring that knowledge.
The comparison to Napster and the music industry is a weak one. But for true audiophiles, the method of delivery has no bearing on how to song sounds to the listener. And that's all that matters. In higher ed., the method of delivery, i.e. the learning experience, is the whole point.