Saturday, June 12, 2010

No TV, No Problem

It’s likely that our crew would have clicked and connected no matter what. But still, here’s something worth noting.

During much of the first week, our Fellows had limited television access and no internet connections. These circumstances, some of the Fellows observed, contributed to them having more extended discussions beyond our class sessions.

They’ve frequently referenced these deep, 3-hour conversations that they have after having dinner together every evening. Those conversations, I’m told, cover our course readings, political matters, poetry, and all kinds of topics.

Even now that the Fellows have internet access, I hear that the first days without access set a tone of vibrant communication. And as far as no TV, well, no problem.

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