A dumb book about The Dumbest Generation
The Dumbest Generation, Bauerlein – I expected to read this book siding with the author, as I’ve been frustrated with the kids’ levels of math literacy lately….
I find I’m arguing with the author page-by-page now. He’s got some good points, but he’s also missing many. I am reminded of the load of steaming crap: Cult of the Amateur, by Keen.
For overexcited and breathless tome on one side of the fence I guess there’s its inflammatory titled double on the other side. We’ll see if I can get through this.
He’s mentioned several books I’ve read like Marc Prensky’s Don’t Bother me mom, I’m learning refering to him as a futurist. I think Marc is report current events; Kurzweil is a futurist – and Bauerlein hasn’t even touched “The Singularity” or Kurzweil’s idea of merged human-machine intelligence yet….
Entry filed under: information literacy.