Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:29 UTC
Editorial Recently, a story about people mistaking a news story for the Facebook login page has received considerable media attention. It's currently being seen by many as justification for the recent trend in locking people out of their computers for their own protection - but anyone with even basic mathematical skills and a calculator should come to the conclusion that this story has been blown way out of proportion.
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man was given a mind: USE IT
by re_re on Wed 17th Feb 2010 14:19 UTC
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In the words of Ayn Rand "Man was given a mind: USE IT!"

I understand that man is a creature of habit and the general instinct is to click on the first link in the google search when it is what you have become accustomed to. But REALLY? ... Have people really become so mind numbed as to not use any deductive reasoning in the general tasks of their daily lives?

I hate to say it but there is no amount dumbing down computers (or anything else) that could make these people happy. In the words of a close friend of mine "You can fix a lot of things, but you can't fix stupid"

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