[plt-scheme] Computers considered harmful

From: ebellani at gmail.com (ebellani at gmail.com)
Date: Thu May 7 14:40:28 EDT 2009

> Мы понимаем товарища.

Pretty indeed :)

> That is, indeed, the literal translation. It does not capture the
> underlying subtleties of the terms in Russian. :-) 

I think I got the subtlety, don't worry. ;)

> Well, it is now,
> perhaps, an era in which those subtleties are fading from our
> collective memories much like, thankfully, manifestos from the 70s.

Perhaps it would be wise to frame the suggestion for 
that manifesto in a more respectable light, so:

  "The success of Debbie on the test about fractions goes against the
instructionist idea that the only way of improving knowledge of a student about
topic X is teaching about X. Anyone who doubt the prevalence of this idea would
do well in reading Deschooling Society, by Ivan Illich, once more in the spirit
of looking at an idea in its most extreme form.Illich exposes in an eloquent way his 
allegation that the main lesson that school teaches is the need to be taught."[1]

[1] http://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Machine-Rethinking-School-Computer/dp/0465010636, p 136 
(free translation from the portuguese version)

Peace, and do keep an open mind :-)
Eduardo Bellani


Someone once called me "just a dreamer"
That offended me, the "just" part.
Being a dreamer is hard work. 
It really gets hard when you start believing in your dreams.
--Doug Engelbart

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