The writer laments over the prevalence of low tech in recommended school supplies lists.
If I had to distill all my lessons learned in a 30-year career in high tech down to just one, it would be this: Sometimes the analog solution is best.
In many different ways — mundane, subtle and sometimes complex — technology does far more to put people to sleep than to wake them up.
As a result, I don’t find the writer’s lament compelling. Paper and pencil may seem primitive, but they impose no constraints on consciousness or reason. Quite the reverse.