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Wow, it really is broken...

You may wish to go read this. Sounds like the "literary mainstream" seems to have clogged itself deliberately. No wonder the abundance of kittens whenever something interesting comes along and outsells it...

Got this link from james_nicoll who I gather got it from Orson Scott Card who said it should be read. I agree.

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asimovberlioz
Sep. 5th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I don't read any of that uncrazy Rabbit Angstrom stuff. None of this mun-fi for me!
mythusmage
Sep. 10th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
I knew it! The educational establishment doesn't really want you to read, they just want you to have enough reading skill to follow orders. Else why would sanctioned fiction be so obtuse and boring?
kayshapero
Sep. 10th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
Betimes I wonder if the educational establishment can read... :(
mythusmage
Sep. 10th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC)
The educational establishment knows about phonics. The educational establishment knows that phonics is superior to whole word. Yet the educational establishment insists on using whole word. Either the educational establishment is run by incompetents, or it is done to discourage full literacy.
kayshapero
Sep. 11th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
They on that all or nothing kick again? They do tend to wobble back and forth as the latest fad catches their eye. I seem to recall phonics being used when I was in school (early '50s) but as I'd already learned to read before I started school, who knows?) Phonics is the way to go to learn to read words you already know verbally, which of course is where you start. Context is what we use to learn words that we don't know at all. Both are useful.
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