[Edu-sig] re: Education Arcade

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sun Dec 14 06:24:41 EST 2003

Kirby -

>Well, this is the kind of thing I'm trying to get a feel for -- scientific
>evidence is not of interest at the moment.  I just want to get where you're
>coming from.

>I understand you don't like black boxes which simply dazzle without
>providing insights.  You don't like bread and circuses, designed to keep
>the masses dumbed down, the better to be taken advantage of by those
>puppet-masters with the cynical know-how.

>You see bells and whistles as so much science fiction scenery designed to
>create an illusion, to fool, to hoodwink on some level, and so arcade
>games,for you, are the antithesis of real education.

>How 'm I doing?

Fair, at best.  Somewhat of a trivialization.  I hope my other posts this
morning communicate my feelings better.


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