Education: COMPUTER BUST

Processors banned from exams

In the beginning was longhand, scrawled into blue books. Then came the first technological debate: Should students be allowed to type exams rather than write them out? Many professors, especially at law schools, welcomed the typewriters' greater legibility. Next those silent whizzes, pocket calculators, posed the question of whether mathematics students should be permitted to bring them to exams. Again, technology won. But last week at Harvard Law School, the technological line was finally drawn—at least for the moment. No, said the powers that be, to a request that students be allowed to use word processors and...

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