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Going National with Apple Computers: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - 11/10/11

Thursday, November 10th from 6 - 8 PM
Library Learning Terrace, 33rd & Race Streets
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In 1985, Steve Jobs visited Drexel to congratulate the University on its cutting edge decision to require all incoming students to have a personal computer. This project, the Microcomputer Project, changed learning at Drexel and inspired a culture of innovation. Join Drexel University Libraries for a special screening of the entertaining and informative documentary, Going National, produced by Dean of Pennoni Honors College, Dave Jones, Ph.D., which details the project and the cutting edge decision that Drexel took by choosing Macintosh computers.

Following the film, a panel of special guests will speak about the film and the Microcomputer Project, as well as how technology can impact and influence learning.

Panelists:
Dave Jones
, Dean of Pennoni Honors College & Director of Going National

Paula Cohen, Distinguished Professor of English
Sheldon Master, member of Apple’s first dedicated sales force, President/Owner at Haddonfield Micro Associates, Inc.
John Gruber, Apple enthusiast, writer, blogger and Drexel alumnus

Moderator:
Youngmoo Kim, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Assistant Dean of Media Technologies

This event is in conjunction with Access Everywhere: Computing at Drexel, 1984 - Present, an exhibit mounted by the Drexel University Archives. The exhibit is on display at W. W. Hagerty Library from October 18, 2011 - December 10, 2011.

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