Brown Alumni Monthly, Vol. 83

Brown Alumni Monthly, Vol. 83 : May, 1983 (Classic Reprint)

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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. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 109g
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