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Around Town: Local students among recipients of new Amazon scholarship

Original post made on Oct 16, 2022

In the latest column, news about local students who have received an Amazon Future Engineer Hardware Design & Engineering Scholarship and Santa Clara County's Children's Budget, which amounts to $1.09 billion.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9:02 AM

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Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 16, 2022 at 12:33 am

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1st. Congrats winners. I can't help but think. Wow. AMAZON started out by re-selling our old unwanted, used books!! And there is nothing in this scholarship program for the arts, for scholarly work in writing or performative arts. What sadness. Kids need to use their imaginations and stretch their bodies and work together in a collaborative, physical way. Our kids are Pandemic stunted. PTSD Pandemic Stress Disorder!! Big Time. More tech is not needed. Our kids are near hard-wired to their devices already!!! I call it FoneFace. To see my child's face is to tear the device from their beautiful teen face!

AMO Zon is gone. I remember hearing about Amazon in late the 1990s and thinking. OMG, there is hope for the Amazon forest! I was looking for a book the seller did not have. The clerk wrote with an actual pen a URL on a scratch of paper. I bought my first online book from Amazon. I was nervous. Would I get what I ordered? Now AMAZON is selling my grandma's 1957 library of congress numbered book online for $25, without our family's consent. AMAZON is stripping our intellectual and personal property. Thieves!

Congrats 4 these students. The photograph shows me so so much more than any AMAZON "gifted" scholarship. I just hope these future "engineers" can re-engineer our trifecta of probs like dams, and wild river salmon, better homes for people, wind turbines, solar and so much more. I hope it's not all about warehouse robot efficiency. So. let's begin again. Give scholarships to others than future hardware engineer hopefuls and robot scientists. Jeff Bezo. Remember where you started. Art and dance, opera and so much more for visual morale and understanding. Please expand your horizons. Or do you just want to upload better bot efficiency in your warehouse!!??

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