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  1. 1. You know you’re an email junkie when... you wake up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom and check your email on your way back to bed.
  2. 2. You know you’re an email junkie when… ...you name your children Eudora, Mozilla, and Dotcom.
  3. 3. When the going gets tough... <ul><li>the tough upgrade </li></ul>
  4. 4. Did you know? <ul><li>AOL at $26 billion is worth about as much as: </li></ul><ul><li>ABC </li></ul><ul><li>CBS </li></ul><ul><li>& NBC COMBINED </li></ul>
  5. 5. Did you know? Yahoo is worth $8.2 billion, compared to The New York Times at $7.6 billion
  6. 6. For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction.
  7. 7. If at first you don’t succeed… blame your computer.
  8. 8. As soon as you understand your computer, it will become obsolete.
  9. 9. He who laughs last, probably made a back-up disk.
  10. 10. To foul up is human, to foul-up royally requires a computer .
  11. 11. A computer program will do what you tell it to, seldom what you want it to.
  12. 12. Half the cause of computer problems, is computer solutions.
  13. 13. Notable Quotables “ The flying machine will eventually be fast; they will be used in sport, but they are not to be thought of as commercial carriers.” --Octave Chanute, pioneer, 1904
  14. 14. Notable Quotables “ The idea of space travel is bilge.” -Sir Richard Wooley, Astronomer Royal, UK, 1956
  15. 15. Notable Quotables “ Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” -Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre
  16. 16. Notable Quotables “ Landing and moving around on the moon offer so many problems for human beings that it may take science another 200 years to lick them.” -Lord Kelvin, physicist and mathematician video from http://loft.meaning.com/library/gutenburg/etext94/landing/00_index.htm
  17. 17. Notable Quotables “ Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” --Lord Kelvin, President Royal Society, 1895
  18. 18. Notable Quotables “ The ‘horseless carriage’ is at present a luxury for the wealthy; and although its price will probably fall in the future, it will never come into as common use as the bicycle” --Literary Digest, 1881
  19. 19. Notable Quotables “ I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” --Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943
  20. 20. Worth Quoting “ Computers in the future may weight no more than 1.5 tons.” --Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
  21. 21. Worth Quoting “ I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” --The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957
  22. 22. Notable Quotables “ There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” -Ken Olson, President, Chairman and Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
  23. 23. Notable Quotables “ 640K ought to be enough for anybody.” --Bill Gates, Microsoft Corporation, 1981
  24. 24. Guess the Year and Device <ul><li>The existing system is utterly inefficient. The teacher … may pour it in the ear, or extract it from the printed page, but unless he teaches through the eye … no satisfactory instruction can be conveyed. </li></ul>Sir David Brewster, 1856, stereoscope and magic lantern - precursors to the overhead projector
  25. 25. Guess the Year and Device <ul><li>[It] is going to make school so attractive that a big army with swords and guns couldn’t keep boys and girls out of it. </li></ul>Thomas Edison, 1911, moving pictures
  26. 26. Guess the Year and Device <ul><li>We are living in times of accelerated change… [this technology] can help [boys and girls] to be intelligent about important events… [It] will ultimately be used as a substitute for certain teacher instruction. </li></ul>1940, radio, then TV
  27. 27. Guess the Year and Device <ul><li>[These instruments] are not uncommon, but are but little resorted to by the teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher knows almost as little how to use it as his pupils. </li></ul>1840, 1842, the chalkboard
  28. 28. Guess the Year and Device <ul><li>[This device] appealed at once to the eye and to the ear, thus naturally forming the habit of attention, which is so difficult to form by the study of books. Whenever a pupil does not fully understand, [it] will have the opportunity … of enlarging and making intelligible. </li></ul>1855, chalkboard in the hands of a teacher
  29. 29. Guess the Year and Device <ul><li>… much if not all the knowledge schools presently try to teach with such pain and expense and such limited success will be learned, as the child learns to talk, painlessly, successfully, and without organized instruction. </li></ul>1980, Seymour Papert, Mindstorms , re: computers
  30. 30. Guess the Year and Device <ul><li>What can we learn from these quotes? </li></ul><ul><li>Schools change, but not because of some new instructional technology thrust upon them. </li></ul><ul><li>If technology doesn’t support the classroom environment, it won’t be used. </li></ul>Quoted from Dockterman, D. 1997. Great Teaching in the One Computer Classroom

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