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1998-12-22 08:00:00+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

So I'm reading Jane Healy's Failure to Connect. So far I'm disappointed, although the damage done to young children by replacing reality with some computer generated attempt at facsimile during their formative years is obvious, Healy intersperses her critique, which at times is pretty darned vague, with suggestions for parents who still feel that they absolutely must integrate "edutainment", which in the next chapter she'll link to autistic-like behavior, into their child's upbringing. So I'm disappointed. Except that /. points to an article by Martin Vermeer in Linux Today which proposes that Unix is a critical part of computer literacy, and perhaps the problem we've had is that Windows makes it a little too easy to be illiterate and still make pretty pictures.

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