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About Ulysses Blakeley

30 yr IT manager, Design, Installation, Tech Support, Marketing, AT&T, Sears, IBM



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  • Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 11:04am

    not exactly ...dumber

    No the technological info tools aren't making us "dumber", but they are impacting the degree to which we can engage complexity. As a manager of college hires in the IT realm since 1995, I will say that I see an unambiguous decline in the ability to sustain "complex thought". Problem resolution, in depth instruction, multi-threaded, lengthy narrative, have all had to be significantly deconstructed in order to make use of the average graduate (in their 'as delivered' state). Without studies of my own to reference I would not speculate as to what aspect of the technology is at work, but something has made them less useful than they typically were in the past. Nooo, it's not "dumber" but .....