(I'm somewhat ambivalent on this. On one hand, Feuerstein may have a point about the implicit ideology of computer texts. On the other hand, the ideology (if one calls it that) of an inventory database example is a lot less confrontational and abrasive in the context of a computer textbook than a list of war criminals. Do contentious politics really belong in the text of a textbook? What if a religious fundamentalist author was to publish a SQL textbook using, say, a hitlist of abortion clinic workers as the example? And I'm not sure I buy the dogma that everything is political, if not overtly so then in an insidious reactionary sense; it has too much of a whiff of fanaticism about it.)
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