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Science Digest Magazine, March 1983


Jun 24 2009, 04:27 AM (Post #1)
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"Some people are going to have trouble grasping the fact that we are on the verge of an era in which the ability to read and write may not be sufficient to define it is to be literate. Literacy may soon mean being able to access, manipulate and store information in a computer
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Jun 24 2009, 04:42 PM (Post #2)
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True....true, true, true, true! Oh, so true.

Try taking any college classes without being capable of using a computer. It's impossible.
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Jun 24 2009, 05:52 PM (Post #3)
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Art... nowadays requires photoshop
English... unless you have an old school professor who wants things handwritten, probably not.


And so on...
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Jun 24 2009, 08:15 PM (Post #4)
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Try to research anything using old school research techniques......aint really possible anymore.

Try to keep up to date on assignments without looking it up online.

I could keep going. In every way, I spend all of my time related to college infront of a computer moniter. I even had to get a laptop.
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Jun 24 2009, 09:44 PM (Post #5)
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QUOTE (Key's Rat @ Jun 24 2009, 11:42 AM)
True....true, true, true, true!  Oh, so true.

Try taking any college classes without being capable of using a computer.  It's impossible.
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Or you can take a major that requires little writing.

swink.gif -> (to myself)
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Jun 24 2009, 10:37 PM (Post #6)
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Could you give an example of a major that a person who was completely computer illiterate would be capable, without extreme difficulty, would be capable of earning?

Being able to research, and be able to communicate online is a huge part of college now, at least the college I have experianced.
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Jun 24 2009, 11:20 PM (Post #7)
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Classics?

LOL.

Hmmm... Art? Art History? (This assumes you don't do computer art)
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Jun 25 2009, 02:58 AM (Post #8)
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QUOTE (Key's Rat @ Jun 24 2009, 02:37 PM)
Could you give an example of a major that a person who was completely computer illiterate would be capable, without extreme difficulty, would be capable of earning?

Being able to research, and be able to communicate online is a huge part of college now, at least the college I have experianced.
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Ancient philosophy. Aristotle is better read on scroll.
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Jun 25 2009, 04:30 AM (Post #9)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ Jun 24 2009, 07:58 PM)
Ancient philosophy. Aristotle is better read on scroll.
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You however, analyze them by typing your thoughts into MS Word/OO/Notepad/etc... stongue.gif
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Jun 25 2009, 06:41 PM (Post #10)
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QUOTE (Albert @ Jun 24 2009, 11:30 PM)
You however, analyze them by typing your thoughts into MS Word/OO/Notepad/etc...  stongue.gif
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How computer illiterate are we talking here? If you can't at least learn to use Word after 4 years, you probably shouldn't be in college anyway.

Something like 2/3 of the classes I've taken did not require the use of a computer (and the ones that did require it only did so for convenience, I still haven't gotten around to taking comp sci yet).
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Jun 25 2009, 09:03 PM (Post #11)
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QUOTE (AIDS @ Jun 25 2009, 10:41 AM)
How computer illiterate are we talking here? If you can't at least learn to use Word after 4 years, you probably shouldn't be in college anyway.

Something like 2/3 of the classes I've taken did not require the use of a computer (and the ones that did require it only did so for convenience, I still haven't gotten around to taking comp sci yet).
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If this counts, registering for all of my classes required a computer.
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Jun 26 2009, 01:56 AM (Post #12)
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Companies like Apple and Microsoft have done extensive research on user-interface design. Computer use should be absolutely intuitive to someone who can read at a middle school level.
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Jun 26 2009, 05:57 AM (Post #13)
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QUOTE (Key's Rat @ Jun 24 2009, 03:15 PM)
Try to research anything using old school research techniques......aint really possible anymore.



It's not less possible than it was before we had computers; you're just lazy.

Anyway, it's not exactly a bad thing to have to use paper still. I do all of my papers in ink before typing them up. Hell, even my computer science notes are done by hand.

This big technological push is astounding, and though I try to stay mostly ambivalent toward its progression, I'm fairly opposed to how much its pushed in academia.
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Jun 27 2009, 06:04 PM (Post #14)
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you're a square.....
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Jun 27 2009, 08:58 PM (Post #15)
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QUOTE (Goober @ Jun 25 2009, 10:57 PM)
It's not less possible than it was before we had computers; you're just lazy.

Anyway, it's not exactly a bad thing to have to use paper still. I do all of my papers in ink before typing them up. Hell, even my computer science notes are done by hand.

This big technological push is astounding, and though I try to stay mostly ambivalent toward its progression, I'm fairly opposed to how much its pushed in academia.
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You are right, you can do research by hand still, doing Dewey Decimal and what not -- but the question is: wouldn't you rather have more time on your hands to say, do other things?
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