In the Age of Technology

Holly Wood ’08, co-founder of Wesleying, sent us two interesting bits of news about tech-related stuff. The first is an article about memorization in schools. According to Canadian Don Tapscott,

… for today’s youngsters, tedious rote learning is pointless because such basic facts are only a mouse click away via Google, Wikipedia and online libraries…Teachers are no longer the fountain of knowledge; the internet is…

…Tapscott dismissed the idea that his approach is anti-learning, instead arguing that the ability to learn new things is more important than ever “in a world where you have to process new information at lightning speed”…

It’s an interesting approach, considering that most of us never retain the minute facts anyway.

The second bit of news is that Songbird 1.0, the new open-source alternative to itunes, was just released today. Enjoy getting Girl Talk for free!

7 thoughts on “In the Age of Technology

  1. duppstadt45645

    From the beginning of earth people are working for invention and this day we can use more technology from here. In the future it will be so more developed and people never stop their job in here.

  2. Anonymous

    meh. I just tried songbird, and it’s not that great. It’s got some interesting internet integration, and maybe some cool add-ons will come along. But it seems like it doesn’t live up to itunes in itunes’ actually forte–file management, and the actual playback interface is even less inspired than itunes, which is somewhat a feat. I love my mac, but I miss winamp . . .

  3. Anonymous

    meh. I just tried songbird, and it’s not that great. It’s got some interesting internet integration, and maybe some cool add-ons will come along. But it seems like it doesn’t live up to itunes in itunes’ actually forte–file management, and the actual playback interface is even less inspired than itunes, which is somewhat a feat. I love my mac, but I miss winamp . . .

  4. Anonymous

    the 1.0 version is MUCH better than the beta releases. It is a definite itunes killer.The difference is pretty much as dramatic as the gap between firefox and internet explorer.

  5. Anonymous

    the 1.0 version is MUCH better than the beta releases. It is a definite itunes killer.
    The difference is pretty much as dramatic as the gap between firefox and internet explorer.

  6. Anonymous

    All the Songbird prereleases sucked. 1.0 will have to be a huge improvement for me to even consider switching.

  7. Anonymous

    All the Songbird prereleases sucked. 1.0 will have to be a huge improvement for me to even consider switching.

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