10 US-China L. Rev. 1 (2013)

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VOL. 10                      FEBRUARY 2013                              NO. 1
ARTICLES
NEWS IN CYBERSPACE: THE CREATION OF THE
NEW IGNORANCE
Ronald Charles Griffin*
Computers are dummying us down. Book learning has given way to
computer to speak. Modern technology overwhelms us. Users are
enthralled with gadgets to the point where they have lost themselves in them.
We have abandoned, perhaps mislaid, our sense for ignorance; what it
means to be illiterate in the 21 century; and working definitions for truth.
In this environment a dab of education (enough to make somebody lethal), a
sprinkle of bigotry, and fear produce people with ideas that are bad for us.
This essay cautions against trucking with those folk; it marks what they do
in the media that is unhealthy for us; and fixes what's broken in information
dispensaries (e. g., broadcasting, film and blogs) sofuture users won't have
to bother with this stuff
INTRODUCTION                                 ............2.............. .......................2
I. THESIS STATEMENT                             .............3........... ...................3
II. PHILOSOPHICAL RANT.....................4..............                   4
A. Slavoj Zizek........................................4
B. The Commons.....................................4
C. The Bog..........................................6
D. The Problem......................................7
E. The Solution.......................                  ...............7
F. Alternative Reality..................................8
III. CHILDHOOD..................................................9
A. Mama Dorothy in the 50's.............................9
B. Brooding Teenager          ........................................ 9
Professor of Law and Associate Fellow International Center for Law and Justice. College of Law.
Florida A. & M. University, Orlando, Florida. B.S., Hampton Institute, 1965; J.D., Howard
University, 1968; LL.M., University of Virginia, 1974. Research fields: Commercial Law, Cyber Law,
Consumer Law, Energy and Environmental Law Issues in Ghana and the United States.

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