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Re: Classroom Noise
In a message dated 97-10-24 16:09:40 EDT, Bob S writes:
<< Go into any home (well, most homes) and see the beleagured
Mommy/Daddy trying to catch up on work around the house
whilst tending to the little ones. What to do? Turn on the TV,
crank it up, and suddenly junior(s) is glued to the squawk box >>
I agree that this has probably been the more-or-less typical
state of affairs in US households since the end of the 1950s.
The result is that an entire generation of noise-addicted young
adults have come to the fore, and they are further afflicted with
short attention spans.
Many retailers cater to this group by cranking up the audio
signals in restaurants and other places. While nourishing
the noise addiction of the young ones, they inflict suffering,
aggravation, and communication impairment on the older
-- Michael Wright
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