Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TV, video games, computer use, food, marginal utility

Schuyler Waynforth will speak on these ideas at the Life is Good conference this fall, and this will be a way for her to see what questions and concerns she might want to add to that presentation.

When the discussion arose about this chat, Schuyler wrote:
I would love to have a chat on and about video games / television / computers all those sorts of bugaboos. Since it is what I'm going to talk about at Life is Good it might be nice to have a practice question time. I know you did a food one for the first one which I missed. It might be a nice subject to encore, or even to be part of a discussion about television. They all fall under the same rubric, really, the idea of marginal utility. At least that is where they fall in my head.

To get to the transcript:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't know if this will have anything to do with the subject or not, but I am new to unschooling and was reading about kids regulating tv time. I thought it was a bit crazy, but I was proven wrong today.

I just came back home with my girls from a trip to my sister's. They have a 16 month old and leave the tv on ALL day and it was on for the entire 4 days we were there. (There really is only so much Noggin one can take.)

Well this a.m., feeling a bit tired still after the trip, I asked my girls to crawl in bed with me and watch some t.v. After about 10 min, my oldest said that she's been watching too much t.v. and didn't want to anymore and got up and left to finish the craft she had been working on for the past hour.

It may not happen again this way, but I do admit I was a bit surprised!