Socrates was illiterate and avoided the written word because he felt it weakened the mind. Similarly, many people today fear that we’re weakening our children’s minds by making them too dependent on computers.
Also, in many schools students spend two years of math education learning long division – a skill that’s almost never used in the age of computers. Some educators argue that a student’s time could be better spent learning other things.
Do you think people are becoming too dependent on computers, or are computers allowing us more time to learn other things?