Friday, 5 November 2010

The Tape Recorder in the Classroom



I love this book cover. The sheer delight of these boys is tangible as they crowd around the school's new Revox. There's something a bit 2001 about their exploration of this strange machine, as if it will pass on strange and magical new skills without their fully comprehending them, assisted by the op-art background and the sci-fi novel title font (John Weston sounds like a science fiction novelist doesn't he?)

In reality, it will just have a man saying "Allo Christophe. Bonjour Jean-Claude." in a decidedly non-schoolboyish voice, whilst everyone giggles at the word 'piscine'. But that's technology for you; it can only deliver so much. It may, however, be good for this:

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