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One Generation Is All They Need (What Are Computers For? #4975)

This nightmare scenario appeared as news in the Toronto Star recently, despite being pretty much just an op-ed. Some of the things he says strike me as not off the mark, and not quite what anyone else has said recently (though look at what the kids are up to in 1984… for some similar concerns, […]

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“Your Mission Is to Save Lives” (What Are Computers For? pt iii of iixvii)

iRobot Corp marketing material, posted without comment http://www.irobot.com/sp.cfm?pageid=138 iRobot Corporation Skip to content Home > Government & Industrial Robots > Robots > PackBot EOD interest and fees iRobot PackBot EOD More Information PackBot EOD Features PackBot EOD Benefits Your mission is to save lives. PackBot EOD will help you do it better. iRobot PackBot EOD […]

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A New Way to Grade: What Are Computers For? #57

From The Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume 52, Issue 27 (March 10, 2006). Section: The Faculty. Page A6.http://chronicle.com/weekly/v52/i27/27a00601.htm A New Way to Grade At Texas Tech, freshman composition has been revolutionized. Is the result too mechanical? By PAULA WASLEY Last semester Lindsay Hutton “taught” 1,940 students. She met only 70 of them in person. Those […]

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