[SpamCop-List] Re: Govenment don't
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Mon May 31 09:34:48 EDT 2004
| >> PS: Asians are still our friends, regardless of the fact that so many
| >> not draw a circle around 'America', even if the map were indexed.
| > You mean they missed Alaska? Hehe, sorry :)
| In a National Geographical Society survey 11% of high school kids couldn't
| identify the USA on an map. About 50% didn't know where New York was. It
| didn't mention Alaska
I wonder what percentage (either of the whole or of the dummy subset) would
be able to find some/any/all of the Malls on a map of their city or more
accurately on their lap tops and GPS navigators.
That said I know some really sharp kids who are into science and
engineering. Should I expect them to know how to use a slide rule? Abacus?
Not too long back I had occasion to be in an engineering meeting and we need
some structural calculations run. While the engineering tech was out of the
room running these on the work station I pulled out my 'antique' slip stick
and ran the numbers (got them 45 min sooner than the engineering tech). One
young engineer asked (I must assume in jest) if I had any difficulty souring
batteries for my 'legacy device'.
Was not all lost as I scored a free meal while the rest played with the
slide rule and asked questions on how it worked.
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