Dictionaries for Doorstops

When you walk past a classroom and you see a dictionary being used as a doorstop, what does that tell you? Does it signify the poverty of the classroom, or the richness of the resources, that they can used in such fashion: a wealth of dictionaries, or a dearth or doorstops? Does it show the priority of comfort (a breeze) over learning (less so), or of the practical over the academic? Does is expose ignorance, or exemplify problem-solving in action? Is it a sign that digital technology has superseded print, or that all learning is likewise expendable? What does it mean? I don’t know. I picked it up though; put it back on the desk.


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