Txt Spk In Schools Not A Big Deal

Michael Masnick, TechDirt, Apr 25, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Again - the best evidence, from my perspective, is that the internet is a godsend, transforming society in a generation from one that passively watches TV to one that reads and writes interactively. As this article points out, "Despite long term worries about txt speak destroying the language, there's no evidence to support that" and "In 2003, there was a study that showed that all this writing online was actually making kids more comfortable with writing in general." personally, I think that the people complaining about internet use are those very same broadcasters who are losing their passive and uncritical audience - see this spin from CNN, for example.
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