Thursday, May 19, 2005

And teachers wonder why the kids are so bored in class...

This is a generation of kids who, in many cases, learned to puzzle through the visual patterns of graphic interfaces before they learned to read. Their fundamental intellectual powers weren't shaped only by coping with words on a page. They acquired an intuitive understanding of shapes and enviornments, all of them laced with patterns that can be detected if you think hard enough.
Steven Johnson. "Dome Improvement: Pop quiz: Why are IQ test scores rising around the globe? (Hint: Stop reading the great authors and start playing Grand Theft Auto.) in Wired, May 2005.


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