Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The evils of Technology

As I work on the draft of a white paper on calculators for the NJDOE math standards task force, I am reminding that the discussion about calculators can be extended to any technology including the Internet. Wired Magazine had a wonderful article: The Critics Need a Reboot. The Internet Hasn't Led Us Into a New Dark Age.
When in doubt, blame the latest technology. Socrates thought the advent of writing would wreak havoc on the powers of the mind.

I think Socrates was wrong and those who blame calculators ...

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