Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Opus 2015-448: Computer Myths in Education: Myth 1

One major reason why students are not getting an education is the advent of computers.  Computers and education are shackled by some myths.  Let me suggest a few.

Myth 1.  Computers are smart. 

Computers are not smart.  They are programed by people who try to guess at all the possible outcomes and get the computer to search for them.  A good example of this is the spell check.  Have you ever had the experience of trying to find the correct spelling for a word and the computer acts like it doesn’t exist?  I frequently am forced to turn to my old dictionary to find the right spelling for a word.  The problem is that the programers did not put it into the data base.  For a specific example, type in the initials NT and OT in your word processor.  On all my computers NT is recognized because it matches up with a Microsoft product.  OT is not because it is a religious concept.  Then you have the differences of opinion between my computer spell check and my blog spell check.  Computers have three advantages.  They are fast.  They do not forget.  They do not get tired. 

They are also stupid.

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. So are MANY of the programmers. They obviously don't know word usage, and their vocabulary is amazingly limited.

    1. Keep in mind the audience for their programs and software. Many of the teachers I work with cannot access their voicemail.

      Grace and peace.


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