Prediction – This book will become popular among the bloggers at JacobsPosse.blogs.com: In this week’s New Yorker, Malcom Gladwell writes a raving review (available, at least temporarily, online) of Steve Johnson’s Everything Bad is Good for You, a book that all the teenage boys I know will be quoting as soon as they discover it.
Quote from Gladwell’s review:
So why, as a society, are we so enamored of homework? Perhaps because we have so little faith in the value of the things that children would otherwise be doing with their time. They could go out for a walk, and get some exercise; they could spend time with their peers, and reap the rewards of friendship. Or, Johnson suggests, they could be playing a video game, and giving their minds a rigorous workout.
Or blog, for that matter.