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i love when people call me precious thats such a cute thing to call somebodyyeah it does have a nicering to it
oh my lord don’t start with theses puns
but they rule
i found this inappropriately hilarious and i want one.
LOL OH MY FUCKING GOD
My thesis teacher told me that the other week he handed a book to his two-year-old grandson and he swiped his fingers across the cover, thinking it would react like an iPad.
I can’t stop thinking about this. It’s terrifying.
Why? Kids are still learning to read, it’s just through a different medium. People shit their pants over the mass production of paper books too, saying it was going to be the end of literature. There isn’t anything wrong with kids learning to read on ipads, with reading apps that can help them to look up words they don’t know or don’t know how to pronounce, and in the long term it’s much cheaper to buy a tablet or a kindle and save money buying ebooks instead of paper ones, not to mention the fact that it’s easier for young kids to hold a tablet rather than one of those massive cardboard books I remember learning to read with.
And let’s not forget that this kid is two.
If all children just “look up” how to pronounce a word or what it is, they’ll stop asking adults for help. Which, in the long run with ruin social skills. If they don’t ask for help, and they can just use their iPads to just “look up” what things mean or what they are, then that’ll just keep expanding. When children grow up with mostly technology and no real fucking books or other learning material, not only will they not know how to write a paper, but they’ll lose all social skills and eventually this world will be JUST LIKE the people in fucking wall-e because we can’t stay away from our screens for two damn minutes. My grandparents, and even my parents talk about how they used to have to, you know, call someone to get a hold of them, not Skype or email or text. How their parents read them books and taught them how to cook in the kitchen, etc. etc. Generations before us had real social skills. Now the occasional use of technology isn’t going to hurt anyone, but in the direction this world is headed, it will eventually. I’M GOING OUTSIDE. FUCK YOU TECHNOLOGY.
…..omfg is this serious?
"If all children just “look up” how to pronounce a word or what it is, they’ll stop asking adults for help."
No they won’t, that’s to how children.
Seriously, in all of human history, no additional access to information has ever stopped or remotely diminished kids’ instinctive desire to interact with and model the behaviors of others (Adults, older kids, and peers). This is a silly, spurious argument.
It just slippery slope snowballs into an apocalyptic horror show from that so-flawed-it’s-ridiculous base.
“When children grow up with mostly technology and no real fucking books or other learning material…”
You do realize that the technology in question is just a medium by which the same information that would be presented on paper is presented, often in a richer, denser, more connected and interactive form, right? That we, the generation(s) of humanity that have access to the internet, are more literate than any previous generation of humanity? That you and I are communicating in text -right now-? Which requires fluent reading and writing on both our parts? That we are using Ebil Demon Tech to have this conversation?
"not only will they not know how to write a paper,"
1. Technology can teach you how to do that, actually. Google it.
2. Do you know how to churn butter in a wooden butter churn? Do you know how to milk a cow? Shoe a horse? Make your own soap? Plant and harvest crops? Can you sew your own clothing, from patterns you drafted from your own measurements? Do you know how to play the harpsichord? Sharpen a knife? Make your own tools?
Did you answer ‘No’ to any of those? What is because they were skills that were not remotely relevant or necessary in your life?
What if I told you that writing papers is an arbitrary skillset with a value that exists only because a group of people decided it was valid, and that it didn’t exist for ANYONE, much less the typical child, five hundred years ago (presuming that the definition of ‘paper’ is ‘piece of writing on an assigned topic given by a source of academic authority, for the specific purpose of demonstrating basic grammatical/linguistic skill with little or no original thought, insight, or innovation) and probably won’t exist five hundred years from now, because measures of human progress and achievement are fluid?
"…they’ll lose all social skills…"
What, exactly, are you defining here as ‘social skills’? Because we the generation(s) who live with access to the internet also spend more time communicating with other humans and know and interact with more people than any previous generation.
Are we doing that Luddite thing where we don’t qualify talking online as ‘real social interaction’?
"this world will be JUST LIKE the people in fucking wall-e because we can’t stay away from our screens for two damn minutes"
Yeah, seem that we are.
Oh noes. Communicating with other humans via a point of mediation. Better go back in time and get rid of telephone, radio, telegraph, and writing. Anything but face-to-face oral interaction is a terrifying dystopian vision of horror.
Can we talk about the irony that you’re complaining about people using technology and not staying away from screens… while using technology, presumably with some kind of screen?
"My grandparents, and even my parents talk about how they used to have to, you know, call someone to get a hold of them, not Skype or email or text"
Wow. You know, I was reading an account recently of a young Irish-American immigrant woman’s journey across the Midwest (she settled in Oklahoma) and talking about how she’d send letters to her family back in Ireland and the postman would come on horseback once a month to take the letter back to the east coast, and then on a ship across the Atlantic, and how that would take a month, and then another month to get to her family’s home. And the reply would take just as long. So it would be about six months, give or take, between letters. So that she had a baby, and announced this in a letter, but the baby died at three months of age from scarlet fever, and she got the ‘congratulations on the birth of your son!’ letter from her parents three months after he was dead.
Yeah, the good old days were so much better than skype.
"How their parents read them books and taught them how to cook in the kitchen, etc. etc."
…You honestly don’t think parents are still doing this?
How the fuck you think a toddler knows how to use an ipad unless a parent taught them?
Also, I learned more about cooking from the internet than my parents could have taught me, because all of us know more than any of us. My mom taught me at six years of age how to crack eggs and bake cookies and stuff, how to work with hot oil and make frybread and clam cakes when I was 8, how to work with big cuts of meat and whole birds and roast things properly when I was 10. But when I got internet access at age 12, I started grabbing recipes and learning shit like ‘how to saute properly’ and ‘how and why to brine things’ and ‘how to make infused oils and vinegars’ and ‘how to make better tomato sauce’. And my mother openly and proudly tells people that I’m a better cook than her (and makes me cook for her).
THANK YOU, DEMON TECH!
"I’M GOING OUTSIDE. FUCK YOU TECHNOLOGY."
Do us all a favor and stay there.
Life is going to present to you a series of transformations. And the point of education should be to transform you. To teach you how to be transformed so you can ride the waves as they come. But today, the point of education is not education. It’s accreditation. The more accreditation you have, the more money you make. That’s the instrumental logic of neoliberalism. And this instrumental logic comes wrapped in an envelope of fear. And my Ivy League, my MIT students are the same. All I feel coming off of my students is fear. That if you slip up in school, if you get one bad grade, if you make one fucking mistake, the great train of wealth will leave you behind. And that’s the logic of accreditation. If you’re at Yale, you’re in the smartest 1% in the world. […] And the brightest students in the world are learning in fear. I feel it rolling off of you in waves. But you can’t learn when you’re afraid. You cannot be transformed when you are afraid.
Junot Díaz, speaking at Yale (via malinche)
Those final four sentences are something else.
i am soo serious it is 2013 it is time to stop this dumb gross notion that female superheroes are expendable objects necessary only for fueling manpain i will fight fucking everyone on this i am tired of women being fridged and brutally murdered to fuel the angst of some fucking superhero it is CHEAP WRITING it is poor and cheap writing it is a COP OUT i’m sooo mad right now oh my god
Seriously, if it’s the best you can come up with to generate emotional conflict, you should be required to get “I’m a bad writer” tattooed on your forehead.
ugh. where’s all the GOOD music these days. it’s all just rapping and beibers and directions. i miss the days where i could go into the local tavern and hoist a mighty flagon of mead to a jaunty tune on the lute of a young bard
Go there, and do as the instructions say.
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