July 25, 2019

Get off my lawn

The digital clock ticked to 4:38 and I rolled out of bed. Sigh. It is OK, I'll nap this afternoon.

Speaking off clocks, a friend of ours who works in a middle school was telling us the school system was removing all of the analog clocks from the school buildings. You know what I mean, the standard 12-1-2-3-4 configuration on a round face. The reason is none of the kids can tell time on a clock.

I wish this was the set up for a joke. Sadly, it is just true.

Today's fast food generation cannot count change either. On the other hand, I'm  sure that struggling high schooler who just took my order at Arby's is wondering why that old geezer refuses to use a debit card like a normal person.

Still, I cannot help but think we are getting dumber. More information is available than ever before, and we are raising a generation that only consumes in Twtter-sized bites.

1 comment:

Practical Parsimony said...

So, instead of teaching students a necessary skill, the wisdom of educators was to removed a tool and make sure the babies could feel good about themselves. I deliberately did not get my son a digital watch so he would learn to read an analog clock. This was 40 years ago.

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