Re: "Rage to Master" from Dr. Winner

From: Aaron Swartz (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 08:54:13 PST <> wrote:

> Similarly, it's easier for an average adult to imagine that young
> Kragen (or Aaron Swartz, or Albert Sittler, or any of a number of
> other kids I could name) is really an adult mind that has somehow
> transmigrated into a child's body than to really understand the person
> before them.
> Gifted children no more have "adult minds" than adult dwarfs have
> "children's bodies".

I can't resist responding! Perhaps it's not that some children are "gifted",
but that the trivial busywork and nonsense of school and society destroy
most other children.

[ Aaron Swartz | | ]

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