Monday, May 04, 2009

Digital infancy

Mark Guzdial's blog: Does "There's an App for That" Hurt or Help Computing Education?

Apple's shallow consumerist thinking: "There's an app for that"

A deeper position: "There is or ought to be an argument going on about that" (but still mainly confined to oral or textual form)

Regret that the future has stalled: "There is a more powerful medium available now to express and argue with but we haven't learnt how to use it properly yet"

Read the whole comment thread of the above blog
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
— George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists
(quoted by Ian Piumarta in a paper advocating widespread unreasonable behaviour)

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