Raising a generation of Really Bad Readers?

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The Semiotics of Shawn

How did the topic of this thread change from "poor readers" to internet scamming?
I didn't read the OP. That's how.
So in a sense, Shawn is still on-topic, he's simply illustrating the phenomenon we are discussing :wink:
 
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I didn't read the OP. That's how.
So, Integral's post was nullified since they were still on topic, since Integral's statement was nullified so was the above post, but if the above post was nullified then Integral's post wouldn't be nullified, creating an endless cycle of nullifications... Yes, I make no sense...
 

Chris Hillman

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That's because you are reading too carefully :wink:
 

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:rofl: :rofl:

I guess this is GD after all!
 

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Posted in the Mathematics survival kit book review - this has got to be a wind-up!
My favorite part of this was when she said, "I'm a brighter student, but..." haha, maybe she should show that...
 

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And I disagree with the assertion that "But the thing is, civilization tends to get smarter, every generation." We seem to have achieved a plateau at the moment, or perhaps if we consider the current president - we've taken a giant leap backward. Certainly there are the few percent of the population who might be considered smarter than those of the same age a few decades ago - but that is a small minority in the population.
Thats an interesting point which can probably be attributed to the increased standards in education during the last 200 years both in Europe and the US. This certainly gives the impression that every successive generation is getting cleverer, but in fact what is actually happening is that more people are exposed to a better quality of education. If you look at some of the great academics of the past such as Newton and Gauss, and perhaps the Greek philosophers, they certainly wouldn't be considered stupid when compared to modern counterparts.

I abhor text style writing. When I text someone I use full words and punctuation. The problem with text speak is that it may be quicker to type, but it certainly isn't quicker to read. Not to mention the fact it makes you look like an idiot.
 

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I abhor text style writing. When I text someone I use full words and punctuation.
I was starting to think that I was the only one that did that. I get so frustrated with people that text me that I end up just calling them, in less than a minute we can solve what would take half an hour by text.
 

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I was starting to think that I was the only one that did that. I get so frustrated with people that text me that I end up just calling them, in less than a minute we can solve what would take half an hour by text.
You're certainly not alone there.
 
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I abhor text style writing. When I text someone I use full words and punctuation. The problem with text speak is that it may be quicker to type, but it certainly isn't quicker to read. Not to mention the fact it makes you look like an idiot.
I do that too, and people think that I'm stupid and couldn't figure out how to write in text style.:uhh:
 
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