My mind is fading. I can feel it.
Eu adoro ler coisas velhas sobre tecnologia, como esse arquivo de colunas que Nicholas Negroponte escreveu para a Wired. Apesar de alguns absurdos provocados pelo otimismo excessivo, ele acerta bastante.
Incarceration, for adults as well as children, does little but make people more criminal. Alas, so successful were the "progressive" reformers of the past two centuries that today we don't have a system designed for punishment. Certainly released prisoners need help with life—jobs, housing, health care—but what they don't need is a failed concept of "rehabilitation." Prisons today have all but abandoned rehabilitative ideals—which isn't such a bad thing if one sees the notion as nothing more than paternalistic hogwash. All that is left is punishment, and we certainly could punish in a way that is much cheaper, honest, and even more humane. We could flog.