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The negatives of technology

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As I celebrated another birthday on Wednesday, it was a time for reflection about the people of my generation.

To give a ballpark figure for my age, I’ll just say it was 1998 when I graduated from college.

During my grade-school years, our whole school joined hands and sang “We are the World,” and certain forms of discipline must still have been acceptable in the classroom. Each time a kid got called to the principal’s office, we assumed they were getting paddled. I recall my third-grade teacher punishing students by making them sit up on their knees in front of their desks or standing with their nose against their locker.

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