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India's Hole-in-the-Wall Experiment

posted by AaronSw at 2002-05-01 21:56 (permalink)

AaronSw: The man puts computers in the middle of the wall, and "slum" kids very quickly figure out how to use them to paint and surf the Web.
AaronSw: With no formal instruction, of course. They just sit and play around with it.
AaronSw: So then he got a professor to write down five questions for next year's exam. He gave the children the questions, which they didn't understand, and the Internet connection. In two hours they answered all five questions.
AaronSw: 'I'm not even going to suggest that we use this [technique] for adults. The only reaction we got from adults was, "What on earth is this for? Why is there no one here to teach us something? How are we ever going to use this?"'
AaronSw: Check out their website

Spring 2002 issue of BYTE Magazine in Zipped PDF

posted by AaronSw at 2002-05-01 21:44 (permalink)

Olin Shivers' History of T

posted by AaronSw at 2002-05-01 16:10 (permalink)

AaronSw: "I fashionably decried premature optimisation in college without really understanding it until I once committed an act of premature opt so horrific that I can now tell when it is going to rain by the twinges I get in the residual scar tissue. Now I understand premature optimisation."

Edd prepares to INCINERATE a Certain Person with his STOP ENERGY eye beams!

posted by AaronSw at 2002-05-01 16:06 (permalink)

AaronSw: <bijan> Stoppe Edde before he Stoppes Ye Olde Youe.

Grammy President Steps Down

posted by AaronSw at 2002-05-01 15:38 (permalink)

AaronSw: Unfortunately, not for dissing Napster but for sexual harrasment.

Telescope Opens Window on Dawn of the Universe

posted by sbp at 2002-05-01 02:04 (permalink)

Ash: Telescope Opens Window of the Damned on the Universe

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