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    Filed on February 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm under by dcobranchi

    This little girl’s life is complicated enough without adults making it more difficult on her. Five or maybe ten years from now, this will not be an issue. But, for now, homeschooling is a really good (and safe) option.


    Filed on February 3, 2013 at 7:29 am under by dcobranchi

    Interesting that AMZN is pushing this book:

    In this chilling novel, Anderson (Burger Wuss; Thirsty) imagines a society dominated by the feed a next-generation Internet/television hybrid that is directly hardwired into the brain. Teen narrator Titus never questions his world, in which parents select their babies’ attributes in the conceptionarium, corporations dominate the information stream, and kids learn to employ the feed more efficiently in School. But everything changes when he and his pals travel to the moon for spring break. There Titus meets home-schooled Violet, who thinks for herself, searches out news and asserts that “Everything we’ve grown up with the stories on the feed, the games, all of that it’s all streamlining our personalities so we’re easier to sell to.”

    So, a company that thrives by selling us stuff that we probably could live without, using push/internet technology is selling a book about companies that thrive by selling kids stuff that they probably could live without, using push/internet technology.

    And an HEK shall lead them.