20th Anniversary of Personal Computers


Dave Bradley
*Senior Associate Engineer, IBM

Larry Cuban
*Professor of Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
*Author, Oversold and Underused: Computers in the Classroom (September 2001)

Ray Kurzweil
*Founder and CEO, Kurzweil Technologies (technology think tank)
*Author The Age of Spiritual Machines (Penguin 2000)

John Zerzan
*Author, Elements of Refusal (Left Bank Books, 1988) and Questioning Technology (Left Bank Books, 1988)

It's been twenty years since IBM introduced the first personal computer. Today, desktop computers are in millions of homes, offices and schools, all connected to the information superhighway. Computers have changed our lives, but what have we lost? On this edition of Talk of the Nation, guest host Steve Inskeep talks to industry insiders about the tradeoffs of the PC revolution.

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