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Computer Overkill

Eric Burtis

For the past five years or more, there has been a growing amount of publicity generated about the use of the microcomputer - the so-called 'personal' computer - in the classrooms of America. Thanks primarily to the highpowered marketing techniques of manufacturers of these computers, this technology has come to be regarded in some quarters as a panacea for the ills of education. As a result, a growing number of schools are being pressured by parents and administrators, and even governmental agencies, to commit funds for the purchase of such computers.

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