Our world is enriched when coders and marketers dazzle us with smartphones and tablets, but, by themselves, they are just slabs. It is the music, essays, entertainment and provocations that they access, spawned by the humanities, that animate them — and us.
TV Professors and the Higher Ed Apocalypse
Amanda Ann Klein

And also the people behind these ‘slabs’. The people who work hard and long to make these slabs, and the ‘minds’ within them, because a lot of us love what can be done with them and what they let artists do.

Our representations are usually made to look boringly stereotypical or unrealistically overblown. At least it’s getting better now, but yeah teachers still get the pointy end of the representation stick.

This representation isn’t a problem only in Hollywood. For all the respect and praise we (are told to) heap towards the profession, even in India none of that actually is converted to any tangible benefits for the actual people.