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Remembering A Thinker Who Thought About Thinking

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Seymour Papert with LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits, which were named in recognition of Papert's seminal book, Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas. Seymour Papert with LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits, which were named in recognition of Papert's seminal book, Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas. The field of educational technology is mourning a visionary whose work was considered 50 years ahead of its time. Seymour Papert, who died July 31 at age 88, was a mathematician and computer scientist who spent decades at MIT. "Seymour was one of the very first people to recognize that new computer technologies could be used by kids to create things in new ways and express themselves," Mitchel Resnick, a professor of learning research at MIT and a longtime colleague and friend, told NPR Ed. "It's amazing that Seymour was thinking these ideas in the 1960s," Resnick adds, "when computers cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but he foresaw the day that every child would have access to a computer." The great theme of Papert's work and life was the nature of intelligence, or what he called thinking about thinking.


Fundamentals of Physics: Extended, 11th Edition

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Fundamentals of Physics: Extended, 11th Edition Books by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker Book Description Fundamentals of Physics is renowned for its superior problem-solving skills development, reasoning skills development, and emphasis on conceptual understanding. In this course, interactive pathways of online learning alternate between short content presentations such as video or readings and carefully guided student engagements to simulate a discourse style of teaching 24/7.


Longtime Los Angeles sports reporter Joe Resnick dies at 62

Los Angeles Times

Joe Resnick, a correspondent who covered Los Angeles sports for the Associated Press for more than three decades, died Sunday after a six-month struggle with cancer. Resnick died at home under hospice care, according to close friend Ed Munson. A 1976 graduate of Emerson College, Resnick was a constant presence at all professional and college sports in the Los Angeles area. His first love was baseball, and there weren't many Dodgers or Angels games played without him being in the press box. He lived in Downey because it was approximately halfway between the Dodgers and Angels stadiums.


BigPanda gets its horn after securing $190M in fresh capital – TechCrunch

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AIOps leader BigPanda is now valued at $1.2 billion following a new Series D round of $190 million led by Advent International. Joining Advent in the round are Insight Partners and other existing investors. The latest round gives the company $317 million in total funding, according to Crunchbase data. Assaf Resnick, BigPanda co-founder and CEO, told TechCrunch the company is cementing its leadership in AIOps event correlation and automation. The company's technology transforms huge volumes of IT data into actionable insight and automates incident management so IT operations teams can be proactive about their response processes.


Origins of the Moscow Mule: Not as Russian as you'd think

FOX News

Origins of the Moscow Mule: Sophie Berezinski is the reason we see the iconic cocktail in copper mugs, and her great-grandson, J.J. Resnick, sat down with Fox News to reveal how exactly the drink came to be.