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In generations past, information was provided by word of mouth, or through reading, either in a book, a letter or a periodical. It was a slow system, but it did have an advantage: information came in one item at a time, and people had an opportunity to chew on the new... read more
Humour: Elephant Hunting Tactics of Professionals

Humour: Elephant Hunting Tactics of Professionals

In order to hunt elephants: A Programmer… Begins at the tip of South Africa Performs alternating west to east and east to west searches Decrements the latitude argument in a non-integer sequence between each search Finds an animal Compares found animal to a... read more

Will You Be Labelled “Mentally Ill”?

Do you question authority? Fail to accept conventional wisdom? Lose your temper when you hear a politician make a promise that you know he or she won’t keep? If so, you may be mentally ill, according to the most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical... read more
USA Kids have been Dumbified

USA Kids have been Dumbified

I have this ongoing discussion with a reader who is a longtime urban high school teacher, a wonderful guy who’s seen generations of teens come and generations go, and who has a delightful poetic sensibility and quirky outlook on his life and his family and his beloved... read more
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