Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Grand-Theft Auto, Twitter, Beowulf?

You read that correctly: Each, according to Sam Leith, provides irrefutable proof for the truth that the art of story-telling will never die. To his credit, he admirably relishes explaining why:

One of the clichés about education is that it should teach you not what to think, but how to think: and a vital part of that is understanding the shape of knowledge — being able to evaluate categories of information and degrees of authority in sources. If the educators themselves can't or won't think about these distinctions, God help their pupils.

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