Reading Digest Internet – Aug 25, 2012

  • Skilled work, without the worker – This article highlights use of robots in certain places and industries. “We’re on the cusp of completely changing manufacturing and distribution,” said Gary Bradski, a machine-vision scientist who is a founder of Industrial Perception. I think it’s not as singular an event, but it will ultimately have as big an impact as the internet.”
  • Great interview with Sandra Dodd on unschooling – Some interesting points from the interview

    – Test taking skills aren’t of any use in a social situation.
    – As children learn, parents can learn to see what natural learning looks like, and how it works.Children will need things to touch, hear, taste, see and smell. They need to meet people, and visit different kinds of places.
    – If the parent isn’t living an interesting life at all, and can’t think of interesting things to do, unschooling isn’t going to work very well. ( this point makes me wonder )

  • The Interpretation Of Cultures – Sometimes book reviews are educational. A reviewer has written – “It is the job of an anthropologist to first attempt to understand how an event is interpreted by the culture in which it takes place, then to make an interpretation of that interpretation, and then it is left up to the reader of anthropological writing to interpret the final interpretations”
  • Aaakash Chopra I am not watching the current test matches between India-NZ. But, this analysis is superb and gives insight into lapses on part of a captain.