If you don’t recall my email about UC Berkeley moving its entire curriculum online, click here to reread it; then get a load of this response, from a member of the “Action Greens” list-serve.
(This response was sent to me by one Dean Tuckerman, who presented it to me as if he weren’t Dean Tuckerman; but since he responded AS Dean Tuckerman to my brief reply, he must be he.)
I find his livid take on what I wrote as startling as his eagerness to have me see it. Perhaps he should spend less time in that mask, as the hypoxia is making him irascible, and none too thoughtful.
I forwarded your post to the ActionGreens listserve. Here’s one comment, from Dean Tuckerman:
Absurd and bullshit. Teaching online if done correctly could get more students from all over the world to get an education. I don’t want to speak for dead people, but Mario Savio would have probably said “hunh” to this silly argument.
An argument like “Bill Gates had something to do with computers therefore anything that uses a computer is his fault.” is insulting to all the tech workers who actually designed and built the computers that gates profitted off.
This argument is as bad as the illumlnati crap we sometimes see on this list.
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?”
Rabbi Hillel (Pirke Avot 1:14)