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Nice video, the child trying to treat a magazine like an iPad or iPod.
If you look at it deeply, you will find that the touch screen feature of iPad has been deeply imprinted into the Child’s mind. It is quite a dangerous thing because a Child’s mind is like fresh clay, it absorbs and shapes itself based on early impressions. If the parents of this child do not expose her/him to the regular way of reading, it could lead to serious learning disorder conditions.
Btw, I still wonder how everyone still continues to heap praises on Steve Jobs, but yet no one has even noticed the passing away of the great American computer scientist, Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie, who created the programming languages, C and UNIX (Mind you almost every OS today owes some of its solid features to C or UNIX). It’s quite sad that no one even acknowledged his demise or paid even a token tribute 🙁
1. You write: It is quite a dangerous thing because a Child’s mind is like fresh clay, it absorbs and shapes itself based on early impressions. If the parents of this child do not expose her/him to the regular way of reading, it could lead to serious learning disorder conditions.
Technology evolves. People adapt.
Boy, if our parents had thought like you, we’d still be using those black slates and thin chalk-pieces. Yes, those small black slates were still around when we were young, a million years back.
What you term ‘the regular way of reading’ is very irregular across time.
Look at history, at different times people used palm leaves, clay tablets, scroll (roll of parchment), cloth, paper, and now LCD screens to read.
Nothing dangerous in this (r)evolution.
2. We agree, we should have made at least a mention of Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie.
BTW, he did not leave completely unmourned. We did see references to his passing away here and there.
Have you guys read the biography of Steve Jobs yet?? Would love the review about it.
We purchased the Kindle version of the Steve Jobs biography for our iPad.
(BTW, there’s a Kindle app for the iPad too)
Reading it currently.
Most likely, we’ll review it in the near future.