Working at the PC Isn’t So Lonely Anymore

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James Fallows, a highly respected senior columnist, offers a number of intriguing observations and questions about technologies in his last column for the New York Times. Here’s a sample:

A shift in the locus of innovation (bold added). Fifteen years ago, I took it for granted that nearly all interesting software would be from America, and the interesting hardware from Asia. The hardware still is Asian, but more and more of the software is from across Europe: Ireland, England, Estonia and Ukraine.

Oops, does this mean that the U.S. isn’t forever and ever the center of innovation in the world? What do I tell my grandchildren and students about their place in the world?:)

… a site created by the consultant Jerry Michalski, …shows the possibilities that lurk in a program called the Brain (bold added). Mr. Michalski has used this program to store everything he has noticed or thought about over the last decade. The results are more intriguing than practical, but intriguing they are.

Jerry’s posts are worth following, Teachers. They help keep us aware of the intellectual world beyond our classrooms and schools.

We wish you the best, James, in your new assignment with the Atlantic Monthly.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.