Monday, September 19, 2005

Where are we?

New gadget advertisements have a lot to answer for in my books regarding the incivility they generally promote, not to mention the erroneous notion they advance that students can download/cut and paste their entire term paper from online sources and do well in school.

But the newish sympatico ad takes the cake for stupidity. There are two students. The girl raises her hand to answer the question from last week's assignment. She gets stuck and the boy jumps in and gives the correct answer: "The Solar System?"

He is correct. And apparently he has to LOOK IT UP online to find the answer. What could the question possibly have been?