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Turkle, Sherry – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2011
The author has been a witness to the birth of the personal computer culture, with its intense one-on-one relationships with machines, and then to the development of the networked culture, with people using the computer to communicate with each other. In her most recent work on the revolutions in social networking and sociable robotics, she sees a…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Computer Networks, Social Networks, Computers
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2010
In the tug-of-war between researchers and IT for supercomputing resources, a centralized approach can help both sides get more bang for their buck. As 2010 began, the University of Washington was preparing to launch its first shared high-performance computing cluster, a 1,500-node system called Hyak, dedicated to research activities. Like other…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Researchers, Information Technology, Competition