Oct 26, 2023Liked by Daisy Christodoulou

I read the Neil Postman in the 1990s & ever since have been apprehensive about the power of the visual - & of sound - to move/sway/mobilise audiences so much more than the read word. It used to horrify me slightly going to the cinema. I used to feel the Nuremberg rallies weren’t far away. I still fear immersive cinematic experience slightly. I think of Brave New World.

I also still take longhand notes when I’m reading seriously.

My children did the International Baccalaureate (we’re overseas), and all IB exams are still with pen & paper. They complained, but I think they found it satisfying.

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I think Postman is so prophetic. I would love to know what he would have made of social media!

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Sorry to write such an old fogey response Daisy & all about me, no interest to others. Wasn’t concentrating. What I meant to say was, at least in 2021, IB exams were still on paper. Do they have any data/endpoints/comparisons that would be of interest to you guys?

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