The Northern Michigan Journal

Editor's Note

Computers in the schools and the Internet on every computer!

There are those who would have us believe that if we just say "Technology" enough, pull a few wires and sacrifice some money to the mysterious Powers with names like Intel, Cisco, Apple and (of course) Microsoft, it will cast some sort of spell on our students and schools, magically transforming the schools into castles of wonder and our students into the brave (if slightly geeky) heroes we'll need to face the challenges of the future.

I'm offering a handful of magic beans to anyone who believes that any of this glorious future of education is going to come about in the plug and play multimedia style you see on the TV. It's going to take work, my friends. The hard work of dedicated teachers and students, working together to come to terms with all this glorious new technology, and, above all, big dreams.


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-Andrew McFarlane, March 21st, 1997
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