Beethoven9th
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February 20th, 2014 at 11:31:46 PM permalink
Quote: endermike

This is the crucial element. Knowing the plot of The Odyssey is less important when I have a magic device which can deliver that information to me in less than a minute via a well crafted web search. This is why technology skills are more important, because the REPLACE memory skills.


I agree with you about that, but you missed my point. Knowing how to look up the plot of The Odyssey does not make one "smarter" than somebody who already knows it.
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ontariodealer
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February 20th, 2014 at 11:35:44 PM permalink
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People don't know much about the son who never became king. They know about the son who became king.

Sorry Canada, but when you "ask for permission to be your own government" instead of claim it as your birthright you need to take a step down on the importance scale. The US has been more important than any other country for the last 110 years (to grab a figure off the top of my head)

There are plenty of things Canada does better than the US. However, knowing facts about the most important country over the last 110 years compared to an also ran...not shocking you know more than us.




check your history books on wars.


canada 1 u.s.a. 0
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geoff
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February 20th, 2014 at 11:39:17 PM permalink
Canada and the US were never at war. Unless you count the war of 1812 which is when the US fought a war with Great Britain and what would later become Canada was on Britain's side. Hell Canada was still under control of Britain's foreign affairs department when world war one occurred.
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February 20th, 2014 at 11:42:31 PM permalink
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RS
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February 20th, 2014 at 11:43:02 PM permalink
Quote: ontariodealer


canada 1 u.s.a. 0



There y'all pesky Canadians going aboot it again! We don't want no "rivalry".
endermike
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February 20th, 2014 at 11:50:31 PM permalink
Quote: ontariodealer

check your history books on wars.
canada 1 u.s.a. 0



I'm sorry you guys are real badasses:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_Act,_1867
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Act_1982

The point I was alluding to was that you guys sadly have never been as important as the US. Hence we don't learn as much about you as you do about us. Same reason Greenlanders know more about you than you do about them.
endermike
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February 21st, 2014 at 12:02:28 AM permalink
Quote: Beethoven9th

I agree with you about that, but you missed my point. Knowing how to look up the plot of The Odyssey does not make one "smarter" than somebody who already knows it.



And here is where you missed mine. Knowledge is not equivalent to "smarts." To use a good analogy from computers:
-Knowledge is useful information stored in memory
-"Smart" is RAM.

You seem to be looking at life in the 20th century mindset. While that is not terrible, it becomes more and more dated by the year. As human knowledge is transferred to digital means, success is not based on recall. Success in the future is based on harnessing technology.
Beethoven9th
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February 21st, 2014 at 4:42:41 AM permalink
Quote: endermike

And here is where you missed mine. Knowledge is not equivalent to "smarts." To use a good analogy from computers:
-Knowledge is useful information stored in memory
-"Smart" is RAM.


You need to go back and reread the comment that I had initially responded to. Axel had used "smart" in a specific sense, and I followed. He said that kids today are "smarter" than kids of the past because of all the knowledge that's available to them.

Now if you want to make a different point and argue over whether or not that is in fact a proper definition of "smart", then that's fine, but don't lose sight of what he and I were originally talking about.
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February 21st, 2014 at 5:25:21 AM permalink
Quote: Beethoven9th

You need to go back and reread the comment that I had initially responded to. Axel had used "smart" in a specific sense, and I followed. He said that kids today are "smarter" than kids of the past because of all the knowledge that's available to them.

Now if you want to make a different point and argue over whether or not that is in fact a proper definition of "smart", then that's fine, but don't lose sight of what he and I were originally talking about.

I'm saying that if you took the average 13 year old kid form the 1940's and put him VS a 13 year old kid from 2014. the kid from 2014 would run circles around the kid from 1940 and have him pissing in his pants in every aspect.
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February 21st, 2014 at 5:39:43 AM permalink
Patriotism (noun) - Thinking that your country is better than all others because you were born in it.
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