To Tech Or Not To Tech: A Roundtable on Using Technology in the Classroom

Erstwhile’s Sam Bock and Sara Porterfield, along with their fellow CU PhD student Alexander Langer, often find themselves debating the question of whether to allow their students to use laptops or tablets in the classroom. They jotted down some thoughts on the issue as a way of generating a conversation. So, dear readers of Erstwhile, if you are a teacher…

The Flawed Utopia of Consumerism: How Amazon is Delivering the Worst of a Nineteenth-Century Vision of the Future

Erstwhile editor Graeme Pente compares present visions of consumption to late-nineteenth-century predictions for the future and suggests troubling similarities. Early last week, online retail giant Amazon.com, Inc. released an advertisement for its projected Amazon Prime Air—“a future delivery system from Amazon designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial…