If “well-read” means “not missing anything,” then nobody has a chance. If “well-read” means “making a genuine effort to explore thoughtfully,” then yes, we can all be well-read. But what we’ve seen is always going to be a very small cup dipped out of a very big ocean, and turning your back on the ocean to stare into the cup can’t change that.
Found via Simon Collison writing (a few years back, now) about learning and craft, how we might mature this whole web design thing. (“A few years back” is actually 11 years—interesting to ponder where the discipline’s at now.)