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The Michigan Daily-Thursda f, July 23, 1981-Page 5

PERSONAL COMPUTERS WILL soon be as common as typewriters and
calculators said Karl Zinn, a research scientist at the University's Center for
Research on Learning and Teaching.
Computers come into
LSA classrooms

(ContinuedfromPage 1)
how to adapt to such principles and
novel events.
" The evaluating function of the in-
structor will be significant but more
complex in the years ahead, and
teachers will have to meticulously
scrutinize their value judgements.
Karl Zinn of CRLT said he believes,
that in five to ten years students coming
to college will have already learned to
program computers in high school -
just like it is assumed now that
everyone has taken a typing course.
In addition, said Zinn, the personal
computer will become as much a part
of the student's own inventory as a
calculator and typewriter is now.
A GOOD gauge of their rising
prominence is the software available in
the marketplace for all types of people.
Consumers can choose anything from a
Dow Jones package to programs
claiming to help people with their love
life.
In a computer magazine adver-
tisement is a girl dressed in panties
with the words "Interlude, the Ultimate
Experience," promoting a computer.
There are over 100 Interludes in the
program (according to the ad) with
names like "Satin Sheets," "Rodeo,"
"The Chase," and "Caveman Caper."
Israeli jets
hit PLO for
seventh day
(Continued from Page 1)
don't fall on Kiryat Shmona."
It recalled a promise he made in his
successful campaign for re-election in
the June 3 parliamentary elections.
That the promise hasn't come true is
regarded as one reason for the heavy
Israeli attacks Begin has authorized
against Palestinian bases in Lebanon.
The Katyushas also are a factor
behind an exodus of Israelis fleeing the
shelling.
U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger, in a U.S. television inter-
view, criticized Begin, saying, "I think
that his course cannot really be
described as moderate at this point."

This, coupled with rumors that the
two giants - IBM and Sears - are
going to work together to market a
home-sized computer, make it ap-
parent that computers will be available
on the mass marketplace soon - for
students and teachers as well as
bricklayers and businessmen.
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