Somedays when I read threads like this, I start to feel pretty old....the thoughts of "well in my day......." which isn't all that long ago, mind you. But really, there is a noticeable difference in quality of work at the university level....Seems like the over-30's turn in beautiful essays, take notes well, etc. The younger gen seems to lack the skills I see in the older ones. This is just in general though, not true for all. I wonder sometimes how much is lost when machines "do it all" for you....and how mesmerized a sixth grader was in my office recently when I showed her how to divide numbers....they use the calculator. It drives me nuts when there's news articles about how impoverished some elementary school is..."they have only 5 computers for the whole school to use!!!". Somehow all us old farts learned without them, and we weren't "impoverished"
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8/31/09 at 7:35pm