Sunday, January 23, 2011

Superlative fatigue

We don't know what we want.

Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now.

iPad:  A magical and revolutionary product at an unbelievable price.
Dell: The power to do more.
Constructing Modern Knowledge: The best educational event of the year. 
Lenovo education: Learn how to ignite learning, enhance efficiency, and have fun.
Acer: Empowering people.
Smart: A new frontier of collaborative learning has arrived.
InterwriteMobi: Collaboration at its finest.
SanDisk: Now you can take it all with you. And when we say ''all'' we mean everything.

To see what we "need" is to see how we see ourselves. And it's frightening.

I get the logic. Create the need, sell the product.
I get the allure of capitalism.
I get that these are just slogans.

What I don't get is why they work so well in a profession ostensibly charged with teaching others how to think for themselves.

xkcd rocks....
Slogans lifted straight off respective websites. Baaaa....


John T. Spencer said...

How did I miss out on the hyperbole instructions.

John Spencer: Meandering Musings of a Not-So-Master Teacher.

No superlatives there.

Perhaps it should be

John Spencer: The Greatest Radically Revolutionary Musings of a Not-So-Master Teacher

Anonymous said...

I always want to ignite in education, but they won't let me.

doyle said...

Dear John,

Be fun to change your blog name on April Fool's Day. It's why any of us write, no?

Dear Anonymous,

I light things on fire all the time. Sometimes learning, though, is non-combustible.....