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ERIC Number: ED434350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 16
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Computers: Tools of Oppression, Tools of Liberation.
Taylor, Jefferey H.
This paper contends that students who are learning to use computers can benefit from having an overview of the history and social context of computers. The paper highlights some milestones in the history of computers, from ancient times to ENIAC to Altair to Bill Gates to the Internet. It also suggests some things for students to think about and do, such as writing down good things about computers or ways that computers help people, and presents some typical student responses. The paper concludes by presenting some salient issues and ideas in this "Information Age," pointing out that computers represent an incredible opportunity to enhance abilities and communication with each other, but noting that "computers and networks for all their power are just tools." (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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