Are they really working?

I allow my students to use laptop computers in class because I want them to take good notes, and most people can type faster and more legibly than they can write by hand. Though I warn them against it at the beginning of each semester, I often ramble around the room...

Blessed Is He Who Writes Without Using Smiley Faces

Pity the elusive mouse who must struggle to disconnect himself in the minds of youthful humans from the ubiquitous, plasticized keyboard kind. Does anyone any longer recognize the fundamental literary distinction between Walt’s beloved “Mickey” and...

The Dangers of Communicating Via Social Media

We are living in a hurried, fast-paced age. If you do not own or have access to a MacBook, iPhone, iPod, iPad or their non-Apple equivalents, you are almost lost. While these new forms of technology have afforded us tremendous conveniences, some unfortunate byproducts...