I'm not alone - just look at the comments on that post. My impulse is to write all kinds of snotty retorts.
is the time of calculators ; any educator who spends public money on paper and pencil should be fired!"
"Of course! Clearly the best way to teach a child about a sphere is with a
flat computer monitor! I have been such an idiot!"
"Take out your laptops, kids! Oh wait, you're not allowed to bring your laptop to school! Now what?! I guess I should quit, and do a different job until conditions are perfect for 21st century learning!"
But while chatting with this guy (and, props, some of what follows are his words, not mine), I experienced a moment of clarity about Scott McLeod. All along, I have been reading him through the wrong lens. I wouldn't call him Dangerously Irrelevant, I'd call him Necessarily Irrelevant. (Although he claims the title refers to institutions' response to new technology. I think he is just playing with us.)
Because the thing is...his writing is a fantasy. Like
But! High fashion
So that's how I choose to read Scott Mcleod. He sees the world as it could be, disconnected