Re: [Fwd: LOGO-L> Papert and the Internet]

Anne Evans (ameada@vom.com)
Wed, 05 Mar 1997 07:48:01 +0000

Dale
One of the reasons I post very little to this board is your rudeness -
intellectual challenge is one thing - rudeness is another.
To elucidate: on aol - you violate their rules for acceptable use and
they dump you. If they dump me - I take responsibility for my actions.
If they dump my students, I expect them to do the same. I am not
judging whether or not I like this policy of aol's - if I use their
service, I have to comply with their rules. Same with my students.
Consequence for "unacceptable use" (aol's words) we got dumped. Result
- students thought about and discussed their actions and what to do.
They decided to write a letter of apology and ask to be reinstated.
They had other options - use a different service provider for example.

If a student is on line, feels uncomfortable with somehting going on,
naturally I will respond - not by closing down the service or
censoring what is happening, but by explaining what is going on and
MAKING SURE THE CHILD UNDERSTANDS THAT S/HE DOES NOT NEED TO RESPOND.

I welcome intellectual exchange of ideas but superiority and plain old
rudeness I do not welcome. I hope that we will have more collegial
contact in the future, Dale.
Anne