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Clifford Stoll discusses "Throw Away Your Computer and Get an Education."

Does knowledge of computers equal a good education and a good job? Think again! Despite pressures for campus internet feeds in every venue, a quality education has little to do with computer and everything to do with the human interplay between student, professor and the body of knowledge. Yes, computers make it easy to look up facts and impress us with flashy graphics but they also discourage creativity. They encourage us to copy what we see or read rather than come up with our own ideas and conclusions. Clifford Stoll, a leading authority on computer security and noted author, questions the dependency of the digital age. Are we better informed? Is our electorate more active? Are our citizens more involved in our communities? Has this revolution spawned more problems or solutions?

January 2004
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