“Mobile phones should be banned from classrooms, says Minister for Schools”

Feb 4, 2019 | In the news

All Tory Education Ministers and some of other complexions seem to want to bring back quill pens and remodel state schools on Hogwarts; or at least take things back to the good old days when they themselves were lacing daisies in the playground. This latest pronouncement, while good for grabbing a Daily Mail headline, makes me mad. Embrace the benefits of progress, guys, one of which is the miracle of the smartphone. Let the teachers run the schools; and for that matter, put Hattie Jacques and James Robertson-Justice back in charge of the NHS (kids, google that on your ‘phones).

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“Apple versus the world”

Apple has just launched its first actual new product in quite a while, a virtual reality gizmo, and that is quite big news. What they do put out there is usually a big seller and makes still more big bucks.