Exams are coming, but things could be worse. For example, it could be 1987, when law students were handwriting all of their exams with pens for three solid hours. The "portable computer" or laptop of the day, as this amusing You Tube video from the TV series Computer Chronicles (broadcast on PBS stations from 1983 to 2002) clearly demonstrates, would have been a hopeless hindrance, not a help. The Computer Chronicles episodes, while seriously documenting twenty years of impressive progress and innovation, today provide a very entertaining window as well on the earliest years of browsers, laptops, email and video games. They also make great short study breaks. Enjoy, and be grateful for the blessings of 2013 technology!
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
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