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I’ve only just begun to peruse “The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices”, a book about MIT innovators recommended to me by other Ricochetti. And already my imagination is spinning with theoretical questions about future technologies. Chief among them: Is there any limit to what actions can be automated? What is 152 x 483? No need to “do […]

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Brendan Eich, a successful developer and tech legend, was recently named the CEO for Mozilla Corporation. The for-profit venture is most closely associated with their open-source Firefox web browser.

But after his appointment, a dark secret emerged about Eich’s past. Was it embezzlement or child endangerment? Terrorism or even murder? Even worse. Six years ago, he donated $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages in the state.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Hoover Podcast: Technology and Education, with John Chubb


I’ve recently been recording a series of interviews with members of the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, the members of which just released a new book, What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools, a collection of essays on the major issues that are going to confront education in the years to come.

In the first of these discussions, I talked with John Chubb, President of the National Association of Independent Schools, about the influence of technology on education. Will internet learning displace or augment a conventional classroom education? Will grade levels become a thing of the past? And is it possible that consumer-centered innovations could actually result in teachers earning moreThose are just some of the topics we discussed in the conversation below:

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Everyone knows that in 2012 the Obama campaign trounced the Romney campaign in use of technology to get out the word and get out the vote. Both with social media and in-house tools (Obama’s geek squad v. Romney’s ill-fated ORCA) the GOP’s efforts were laughable.

But there was also traditional TV advertising. 2012 brought record output in this medium, with almost $2 billion spent and 3 million ads aired, according to NPR. However, not everyone was subjected to the same levels of exposure. Niche markets/demographic and key regions were the major recipients. For instance, Obama outspent Romney 12-1 in Spanish language ads, and residents of places like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida saw nothing but candidates during ad-time for 6 months.