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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Thursday February 20, 2003
04:37 PM

Panto

[ #10711 ]
Dear Log,

From a long and interesting article

«We'll never fix the problem until we face the fact that bullying has deep underlying causes. Unfortunately, the underlying causes are of a type that will be hard for the educational establishment to face: that secondary school is just a pantomime of learning acted out until the students are old enough to be trusted on their own at college, and that because the students' need to create hierarchies has no external measure of performance to fasten on, they create a hierarchy that is its own raison d'etre.»

-- "Why Nerds are Unpopular"

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  • I'm totally down with:

    Humans like to work; in most of the world, your work is your identity. And all the work we did was pointless, or seemed so to us at the time.

    but I think:

    Teenagers now are useless, except as cheap labor in industries like fast food

    is just plain wrong. I could have learned to be a damn fine programmer between the ages of 12 and 16, if I'd had the opportunity, and I bet a good number of people are in the same boat.

    And:

    When groups of adults form in the real world, it's generall