Computersshould be in the schools. Theyhave the potential to accomplishgreatthings. With the rightsoftware, theycouldhelpmakescience __16__ or teachneglectedtopicslike art and music. In practice, however, computersmake our worsteducationalnightmarescometrue. While we bemoan the __17__ of literacy, computersdiscountwords in favor of pictures and pictures in favor of video. While we __18__ the decreasingcogency of publicdebate, computersdismisslinearargument and promotefastshallowrompsacross the informationlandscape.
Takemultimedia. The idea of multimedia is to combinetext, sound, and pictures in a singlepackagethat you browse on screen. By offeringchildrencandy-coatedbooks, multimedia is guaranteed to __19__ unsweetenedreading. It makes the printedpagelookevenmoreboringthan it used to look. And bookswillhave all the __20__ of a dustypiano to a teen who has a Walkmanhandy. 【題組】
16. (A) tangible (B) tactile (C) optimal (D) olfactory