Screwing around (Was: Multimeter recomendations
Alexandre Souza - Listas
pu1bzz.listas at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 14:58:42 CDT 2010
>> Children are become more and more stupid everyday! Things like lego,
>> mecano, educational kits and good junior tools are almost nonexistent as
>> gifts. Children prefer a brand new PS3 :oP
> Ah, but to they? Or is it that kids today are only offered totally
> mindless toys (like most electronic games) and don't realise there are
> other things they could be doing. I wonder how many kids would like
> boulding things, etc, if they were given the chance.
If you reread my sentence, you'll see that is what exactely I said :)
> At the start of this year's HPCC conference I quoted a paragraph from
> 'The Voice of the Crystal'. Basically it said that people (as a whole)
> have never been better educated, and that there's never been more
> information available, but we don't know how to _think_ any more.
> Unfortuantely I feel that is exactly right.
I don't agree. There's never been more information avaiable. I still
remember when I was 14 (1991) that I bought my TTL Data Book (second
edition, orange hard cover) and paid $150 for it - 10 months paying $15 and
I'm talking american dollars here. Nowadays everything is on the net, and
even here in Brazil it isn't so hard to have SOME kind of conectivity and
some old but useful computer. Why people isn't more clever/better
educated/more polite/more happy than before?
Of course, because children spends all the net time seeing rap videos on
youtube and posting/seeing photos on Orkut...
(did I also said playing GTA?)
Sad, sad but true.
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