Laptop Bans in Colleges

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    I feel their pain. High school teachers can no longer compete with cell phones and Ipods. It's a cancer that no one seems to want to address. Even the best and the brightest barely hear a word the instructor says.

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    I think we need Zen-like austerity.

    A teacher with a bamboo stick, no chairs, nothing but white walls and a black board.

    Wrong answer and you get a bamboo koan in your crack.
     
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    I'd get bamboo splinters in my arse, can't understand koans (what I laughingly call my "rationality" gets in the way).

    Anyway, in a classroom distractions should be minimised. Keep them all out. The teacher is teaching, the students should be attending (as in giving attention) not fucking around with battery driven whatsits.

    And no boozing at the back of the class either. I remember when I was about 14 taking a science class and an older kid who had been backslotted (he must have been 16 or so, anyway his voice was broken and he had sideburns) used to sit next to me and swig out of a hip flask of Scotch. He was usually pissed before noon. That was distracting too.
     
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    I was born in the wrong country, I really should have went to school in Australia.

    Do you know I scored a 100% below on the flask GRE?
     
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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    Maybe since all laptops come with a built in camera the instructor's don't want what they say to be recorded.
     
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    Slightly post pubescent women and men who left university never getting laid are a very dangerous combination.
     
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    Yes I did JW - apparently it was an 80% proof.
     
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    Same result as the rest of my education.

    Meet the new brain, same as the old brain.

    And I will be fooled again.
     
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    I want to find a drumset and kick the shit out of it now.
     
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    I just watched the video of the prof destroying the laptop ... the dude looks a lot like Harold Ramis.

    [YOUTUBE]<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/t5w-7IpI0fI&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/t5w-7IpI0fI&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>[/YOUTUBE]
     

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