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The header image is from Flickr Commons, originally published in Bell Telephone Magazine in a 1967 article entitled, “New Tools for Education,” by Tom Mahoney.  The image illustrates the statement, “EDUCOM believes that an ‘electronic multimedia information network ultimately must make material in many forms almost instantly available to scholars wherever on the continent they may be.’” As we know, this capability has become better than “almost” now, and I thought the image nicely captured our current situation, on many levels.  If you can persevere through this decades-old article‘s self-important prose, you’ll find an alarming prescience about the impact of the machine on education.