Fodder For My Rebuttal
A letter to The Daily Telegraph sparked off what is now an inferno of regular coverage of the issue. The reasoning behind classification of gaming as ‘junk’ follows the regurgitated, simplistic and ignorant arguments of the past, whereby video games coerce kids into staring at a screen rather than socialising or exercising in the fresh air. The fiery letter furthered the fodder for my rebuttal by alleging:
“Since children’s brains are still developing, they cannot adjust. . . to the effects of ever more rapid technological and cultural change,”
The letter was fronted by people whom should be role models and authority figures to children – 110 teachers, psychologists, and children’s authors contributed to the wording. It would seem that the above quote would be better applied by removing the first six words and applying it to the authors of the comment.
I’m writing another article attacking these kind of themes at the moment and already have material enough for two or three more. I think it’s going to be open-season on the small-minded and the ignorant. Too many people are allowed to attack what they don’t understand (and therefore fear) without any real response from us technophiles.