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Re: Schools Prohibit Personal E-mail Sites

Thor Lancelot Simon (
Wed, 8 Jun 2005 05:30:25 +0000 (UTC)

In article <>,
Gary Novosielski <> wrote:

> Fred Atkinson wrote:

>> Sorry to come down on you this hard, but limiting student access to
>> information simply because we think they don't 'need' access to it is
>> a pretty short sighted opinion for an educator to take.

> You're presuming that it's educators who are in favor of blocking
> technology, but I think that's jumping to an unsupported conclusion.

As both an educator and a student, I am, in fact, in favor of
"blocking technology". The last thing I need is students distracted
by more crap on their laptops while I'm lecturing -- and the last
thing I need, as a student, is more distraction. I'm always happy, in
either role. when I walk into a classroom, turn on my laptop, and
discover that there is no wireless network connectivity in that
particular room.

Thor Lancelot Simon

"The inconsistency is startling, though admittedly, if consistency is
to be abandoned or transcended, there is no problem." - Noam Chomsky

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