ajsiegel at optonline.net
Mon Apr 11 01:54:42 CEST 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kirby Urner [mailto:urnerk at qwest.net]
> > Behalf Of Arthur
> > > The school I attended in Rome focused on eating utensils quite a bit -
> > > British school, there's a right way to tilt your bowl when you eat
> > There is?
> Yes: tilt it *away* from you.
Can your pinky finger be just anywhere? Hope not.
> Definitely manners are used to enforce class. If you haven't been to the
> "right schools" it shows immediately, when you pick up the wrong fork.
> servants all notice and blab about it below decks ("did you see that
There are those who may have been at the right schools, taking the
opportunity to do the wrong things. Fuller was a drop-out, I think.
> I'm doing a Bucky: Universe is technology, technology is Universe -- he
> made no distinction between human and non. In one sense, we're entering
> age of high tech. In another sense, it's *always* been high tech.
> Poster: picture of a nautilus shell. Caption: "High Tech: It's not
> where we're heading, it's where we're coming from."
I heard a recent quote from a leading AI expert and advocate noting that the
best we can do is a triviality compared to the brain of an ant. Personally,
I don't suspect we are going anywhere in particular. We're futzing, though
> > >
> > > Now that computers have entered the picture, I see them as ubiquitous,
> > > and important to start practicing on early.
> > That's the standard line of thinking. I know it well. And reject it,
> > line and sinker.
> And I accept it. I see many (not all) classrooms with computers at each
> desk, and lessons taking place using keyboards and screens. This goes for
> English, history, geography, languages, art, music, not just math, or
You are expressing CP4E and the extension to its approach as I have always
My position has been consistent.
So you will have to continue to bear with my attempts to sabotage your
vision as best as I can. Hopefully continuing with the (generally) good
nature you tend to demonstrate in the face of those attempts.
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