Not to date myself, but the big academic argument when my children were in school was the handheld calculator, introduced by Texas Instruments in 1967, and how it would dumb-down children studying math. The educator's argument was made largely irrelevant by knowing that, whether they accepted it or not in the classroom, calculators would be used at home for homework.


Accepting technological evolution is hard for some.

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That's interesting (and thanks for the article!). My middle-school math teacher wouldn't let us use calculators. Now I can barely do basic arithmetic without one.

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