"Students today can’t prepare bark tocalculate their problems. They dependupon their slates which are moreexpensive. What will they do whentheir slate is dropped and it breaks?They will be unable to write. -Teachers Conference, 1703
"Students todaydepend upon papertoo much. They don’tknow how to write onslate without gettingchalk dust all overthemselves. They can’tclean a slate properly.What will they dowhen they run out ofpaper?"-Principal’s Association, 1815
"Students depend too much on ink. They don’tknow how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil.Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.”-National Association of Teachers, 1907
"Students today depend upon store bought ink. They don’t know how to make their own. When they run out they will be unable to write words orciphers until their next tripto the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education. -The Rural Teacher, 1929
"Students today dependupon these expensivefountain pens. They canno longer write with astraight pen and nib (notto mention sharpeningtheir own quills). Weparents must not allowthem to wallow in suchluxury to the detrimentof learning how to copein the real businessworld, which is not soextravagant." -PTA Gazette, 1941
"Ball point pens will bethe ruin of education inour country. Studentsuse these devices andthen throw them away.The virtues of thrift andfrugality are beingdiscarded. Business andbanks will never allowsuch expensive luxuries.”-The Federal Teacher, 1950
"Students today depend too much on hand-held calculators." -Anonymous, 1985
Today we still use pens, pencils andcalculators. Now we have computers whichmake our lives even easier and I’m sure that no matter what changes happen in the future someone will complain about it.