QUOTE(xcheck24 @ May 10 2010, 04:15 PM)
101, you're missing his point. His point is not based on the technology itself but on the use of it. A lot of people view them as toys, not devices where you can get useful information and make changes in this world. And people view the information they're getting as entertainment, not something important to help change their lives or the lives of others. Look at the quote above. Those are some powerful tools, but he's saying people are using those tools the wrong way.
Well, last time i checked, the Xbox and PS3, and the such, are entertainment items. Facebook could be seen as entertainment as well. The iPad has multimedia programs and entertainment features as well as educational features. His quote makes no sense. I know what you're saying and you're making a better point than he did, but to talk to graduates about this is flat out stupid. How are those products, such as PS3 and XBox, putting pressure on the country? Remember, he did not just talk about the people using these items the way they are, he directed his criticism towards Apple, Microsoft, etc...
Come on checkie, stop looking at one part of this. Yes, you are right he took a shot at the way people use these items. But, so what? People are free to use these tools for their own personal reasons, no? How is that putting any pressure on the economy? Do you realize how stupid that is? In other words, despite businesses in the US profiting by selling these items, thus improving investor confidence in the industry, thus widening the success of the industry, thus the prospect of job creation, it is still putting pressure on the country?
How else are you supposed to use PS3? Oh look, i am 16 and i want to learn something today! Let me buy an educational PS3 game to learn something that will make me smarter!
I got his point, which was stupid, and it was pointless because it was stupid and makes no sense with the main point he was trying to make, which was that such products put pressure on the country.
I was 15 when i told my dad and brother (i could not be included in the account because i was under 18) to buy EA stocks. Why? The games were kick ass, i saw an incredible future with that company. We profited from those stocks.
Yeah.....so much pressure on the country....