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.


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.


Puerto Rico's power struggles predate Hurricane Maria

PBS NewsHour

HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's power grid, but it turns out Puerto Rico's power company was in deep trouble before the storm struck two weeks ago. "Reuters" reporter Jessica Resnick-Ault has reported on that side of the story. She joins me now from Metairie, Louisiana, where she is already deployed to cover Hurricane Nate. So, here we are this far out after the storm, and according to the status that the governor's office in Puerto Rico is saying, 11.7 percent of the power is back? JESSICA RESNICK- AULT, REPORTER, REUTERS: At this point, you know, you would expect really to be returning close to full power, but you have to assume that in this case, it's just the low-hanging fruit that's been brought back online.