Five years ago Kotlas doctors, watching a television program about the harmful damage caused by computer games health, was indignant: “What kind of a whim. How they can talk to about this so seriously?” Now doctors again in horror. But, unfortunately, for a very different reason: in our small provincial town began to appear children, the sick. computer epilepsy!
Chronicle of events
Oddly enough, the computer epilepsy has been known since the times of Ancient Rome. To identify slaves in Rome turned the Potter’s wheel, which rhythmically reflected the sun’s rays. I unfit for this work arose dizziness and nausea, were observed numbness and impaired consciousness.
1959. Artist and poet Brian Gysin during the bus trip through a shadowy alley began to hallucinate due to the change of light and shadow. A year later he built the “car of dreams” – rotating with a frequency of 78 rpm striped paper cylinder with stavatti bulb inside. Some managed to achieve a shift of consciousness.
1966. The premiere of the film “Flicker” at the new York festival. The Creator warned that epileptics to not watch. The film was 30 minutes. Some hallucinated. The rest is just a headache.
1991. Manufacturers of video games recognize Continue reading
We almost got used to the complete lack of a systematic approach in the management culture of our country. Theatres for considerable budgetary funds trying to exercise maximum ingenuity in the matter of repertoire, offering the viewer a “salad” of classical pieces, torn to pieces and artificially re-stitched brilliant contemporary Directors, talented actors all available ways of trying to attract attention, shocking, but ultimately provoke in the viewer is not culture shock, and negative and irritation. The result is visible immediately, as if in a doctor’s surgery — all artificial climbing out badly tailored seams and does not want to become one.
Today the attention of the authorities to the culture, to the problem of upbringing of the younger generation, in fact depart on the second plan. And if authorities have long given up on the culture (today it is perceived familiar and common), the situation with education is, to say the least, fear. Mixed feelings not only engenders the formation of school programs, new textbooks, systems assessments and exams (though it does not add optimism!), but the lack of a systematic approach to the learning process. Where is the goal, where are we going, what do we want from our children? Why you need higher education, Continue reading
There lived one man, kind and intelligent. All he knew the measure was not stingy but frugal; with good people lived in harmony. Was his only son.
This young man nothing was like his father. To work not like and the house was not sitting. Once a week you take a look, and okay! And then with all my mi friends, the same as himself, the lazy, the time spent: with them, sometimes, and eat and drink, and they sleep.
It was a shame to the father that the son he has such a useless freak. Once or twice he chided him, and then called and said:
— Friendship is the dearest thing on earth. But you need to be friends with only those who are worthy of friendship. How well do you know your friends, son?
— How not to know, father? I, like yourself, I hope. They me not in sorrow or in joy will not leave.
— Well, if so,— says the father shows me to worry about.
As time went on. Father worked still, and her son had walked and carousing. One day he came home late at night, and my father sat silent, sullen.
— Something bad happened, father? asked the young man:
Evil happened, my son. and not from anyone I help.
— Tell me, maybe I can help!
— Say or not say — my grief will remain with me.
— Am I not a son to you? — broke out the young man.
— You’re my son, but I was destined to die, and a better one I will Continue reading