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Digital Tools Horla Varlan This week, the OCW Consortium is holding its annual meeting, celebrating 10 years of OpenCourseWare.
“Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. In the pocket of his sweat pants rested a blaring iPod with a chord that dangled near the floor, almost touching against his Adidas sandals.
by Mark Nichol Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to conceive written communication. So many pairs or trios of words and phrases stymie us with their resemblance to each other. Here’s a quick guide to alleviate (or is it ameliorate?)
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This is really more of a side effect of the way that computer sales work. As a computer salesman, my goal is to pair you with a computer that (a) you'll be able to use to accomplish everything you want to do with a computer, including things you weren't thinking about (games, netflix) but that you'll use the thing for anyway, (b) that is capable of running things that your workplace / school will require of you, and also (c) that fits into your lifestyle well enough that it's something you'll be happy to keep using. If I fail at this job, two things will happen. You'll definitely be upset with me, because I sold you a product that didn't do what you needed. You're also very likely to return the product for a different one, and that hurts my numbers more than me selling you a cheap computer.
It’s no use pretending that what has obviously happened has not in fact happened. The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly a quarter of the nation’s income every year. In terms of wealth rather than income, the top 1 percent control 40 percent. Their lot in life has improved considerably. Twenty-five years ago, the corresponding figures were 12 percent and 33 percent.