Excerpt from Brown Alumni Monthly, Vol. 83: May, 1983
The computer age is not merely dawning at Brown; it may soon be high noon. A proposal under consideration would spend $50 to $70 million in the next six years to equip each faculty member, student, administrator, and staff member on campus with a power ful new type Of personal computer.
A tifty-one-page proposal describing the experiment is circulating among the faculty and Corporation, and it de scribes the way the University will migrate from its current system Of time-sharing accounts on a large main frame computer to a system of personal computers connected to each other through the Brown University Network (brunet). But this isn't simply an effort to develop a 'wired campus, ' savs William Shipp, associate provost for computing. We want to study the way scholars work - what they do and how they do it - and create a comput ing environment which lets them de vise new ways to enrich and increase their work.
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