I’m taking a short break.
I’ll be back in 2 weeks.
The internet has evolved quite quickly:
1. dialup (10 years ago) – the good old days of tying up a phoneline for hours on end. Basically text and images, an attempt to reproduce the written page.
2. basic broadband (3 years ago) – depending on where you live, access to 1 Mbps broadband has now become the norm. Great for audio, and is usable for basic video.
3. faster broadband (less than 12 months): still struggling to make inroads. Trying to push the streaming DVD model.
along the way, we have seen greater sophistication in page layouts, an adoption of ad-supported media, and greater interaction. The net has become a de-facto aid for the human mind.
engaged with life? involved?
You must be one of the 5 per centers. Everyone else is just an observer.
The uses and abuses of education have occupied me of late. We force kids to undergo over a decade of this system – 6 hours/day, 5 days/week, 30-35 weeks per year. Indoctrination or training the mind? or just waste of time?
Or just a holding pen for kids?
There are many views, but only one outcome – the ones they endure and survive.
“Down through history and all over the world, education has had two great goals: to help people become smart and to help them become good.”