Tempest is by far my favorite video game of all time. No video game since has come close to holding my attention like Tempest. The simplicity of the game, the rhythm of the game, the invisible levels, the chip glitch that enabled you to do weird things to the game depending on the last two digits of your score. I still dream about the game, and I haven't played it in 20 years.
Get BetterFacebook for your browser. You can see all kinds of activity that FB doesn't show you.
Also, you can already make lists of people in Facebook, so you can separate your close friends from your not-so-close friends.
Not knowing that the Battle of Hastings was in 1066 is not anti-intellectual. Knowing trivial facts about that event does not necessarily mean you understand the significance of that event.
How breakfast cereal companies manipulate breakfast cereal eaters with hip characters in commercials during kids' TV shows.
Could you be more specific? I've had my Samsung Galaxy S for a few months and it has worked flawlessly. Camera, video, GPS, wifi, apps - everything works as it should.
> Where it is promptly beaten out of you.
BS. My three kids (15, 12, 9) are encouraged to express their creativity in ways that I was never allowed when I was their age. In fact, I get a little frustrated that their teachers focus so much on creativity and 'thinking outside the box' that they forget about things like spelling and grammar.
> I can say with absolutely certainty that I would not be as capable of a problem solver as I am today if I hadn't been fortunate enough to be introduced to BASIC at the age of 6.
So you lived your childhood twice - once with BASIC and once without?
I don't want to see a rendered image on the navigation system; I just want a 2-D map. It might make for pretty graphics (and marketability), but it's more than I need to navigate.
But I'm an old geography fart just like the author of the article.