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Comment Re:This pays credence to my rant about tech (Score 1) 198

I'm not sure if it has so much to do with just the presence of a computer in the home. Thirty years ago these computers were not generally connected to a global info store, nor did they have any large role in 5th to 9th grade education in the school. You couldn't really use them to reduce effort at school unless you were doing something clever.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead