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August 01, 2012


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Yes, technology is dumbing down our youth and degrading our culture. But, even worse, it has created a caste system separating the technologically savvy from the technologically challenged. This adversely affects opportunities for education, career choices and obtaining employment for half our population. Our technological advances should have led to a better quality of life for all. Instead, it has led to a much better quality of life for SOME, and virtual enslavement for others - those who find only hours and hours of "entertainment" rather than putting the time and technology to productive uses.
Why text when talking on the phone is faster, safer and more accurate?
Why play computer games when real sports/games are healthier, more natural and create REAL relationships?
How many people under 40 know how to write in cursive?
How many people under 40 know how to write in grammatically correct sentences?
How many people under 40 have served in the military? (Etc. etc)


A friend of mine said he was visiting his son's family and his 12 year old grandson spent the entire evening engrossed with his SmartPhone. When he asked the kid if he had any home work to do, the kid answered, "why do I need to learn all that stuff for. I've got a SmartPhone.'


I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper. 'This is the 21st century, old man,' he said. 'We don't waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPad.'

I can tell you, that damned fly never knew what hit it!

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