'...born between 1978 and 1994': is that you?

The article is titled "The kids are alright", it is about the 'net generation' and I read it today in the Economist (Nov 15 issue). A couple of quotes that made me feel good about you (my students) and my own kids:
....the Net Geners are smarter, quicker and more tolerant of diversity than their predecessors,” Mr Tapscott argues. “These empowered young people are beginning to transform every institution of modern life.” They care strongly about justice, and are actively trying to improve society...

Contrary to the claims that video games, Facebook and constant text-messaging have robbed today’s young of the ability to think, ...the “Net Geners” are the “smartest generation ever”.

There is growing neuroscientific support for this claim. People who play video games, for example, have been found to process complex visual information more quickly. They may also be better at multi-tasking than earlier generations, which equips them better for the modern world.

So, just because 'we' didn't do it, it doesn't mean that it is bad / unacceptable / catastrophic!

PS: 'the kids are alright' is a reference to a song by the Who in their album 'My Generation'. I didn't like any of the youtube versions of 'The kids are alright' I found so I am posting another great song: 'Behind Blue Eyes':

PS1: (isn't Pete T. pretty cool?)
PS2: Obviously, this one has absolutely no relationship to IB economics!


A trip to the world of ideas....

Στην τάξη έγινε μια μικρή αναφορά στη λογική, στα μαθηματικά και στα παράδοξα. Όποιος περίεργος και παράξενος θέλει να ρίξει μια ματία σε αυτά τα τρία πιο όμορφα και καθαρά αντικείμενα σκέψης του ανθρώπινου εγκεφάλου μπορεί να βρει πληροφορίες και υλικό για τον κύριο Kurt Goedel....