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     Issue No. 3(6)                                                                                             February  11, 2014
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Can't we use tablet computers (iPad, Note, Nexus, etc...) to replace textbooks in schools? My kids carried heavy backpacks for more than 15 years and they were often heavy enough that it wasn't easy for me to pick up. I could never understand why hard-bound textbooks with projected lifetimes of over 5 years have been used in schools in the first place. Not only do they get outdated, very soon, they're heavy and expensive and have very few positive features, if any. Today, more than 80% of Americans are using computers and have access to the Internet. Students are depending more and more on software and the internet over old hardware products like the TI-84 graphic calculator which STILL goes for $107 on Amazon. When it comes to education, older technologies are more expensive. Digital book markets continue to grow. Textbooks can be digitally delivered to iPads via an application from the publisher. Some schools have already gone paperless by pledging to stop buying textbooks. Classrooms should go through a technological revolution, which perhaps leaves the comfort zone of many incumbent teachers. However, the biggest problem is here. As schools put emphasis on computer use in class, school-age children without Internet access at home will suffer. In the change in educational formatting depends on a school's policy, the problem of public access to free Internet should be assigned to politicians. 
Frustrated about prospects of getting Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a long-term security deal, the United States is considering waiting until he leaves office before completing the pact and deciding on a troop presence beyond 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.(HP)
Sparkling venues made quiet by small crowds contrast against the IOC claim that 92 per cent of all tickets have been sold. It simply doesn't seem probable.(CBC)
In exchange for not charging the drugmaking giant with securities fraud, Christie's office would require it to fund a professorship at Seton Hall University's law school - Christie's alma mater.(WP)
A group of women in the Japanese capital are threatening a 'sex boycott' against any man who votes for Yoichi Masuzoe in this weekend's gubernatorial election, in protest at the front-runner's claim that menstruation makes women unfit for government.(Guardian)
A devout Christian and father of three, Bae operated a China-based company specializing in tours of North Korea, according to his family and, a website that friends set up to promote his release.(CNN)
Each step is a challenge for the thousands making the mile-long hike across ice to an isolated stretch of coastline on Lake Superior. The reward: Caves seem to be covered in crystal and icicles dangle from cliffs two stories high. (CBS)
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