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BusinessWeek: The Internet as Classroom

BusinessWeek: The Internet as Classroom
In a May 9, 1961, speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, Newton N. Minow, then head of the Federal Communications Commission, famously described television as a "vast wasteland." During the '70s, he tried to improve the state of that medium by helping the Public Broadcasting Service develop math, science, and humanities courses to enable people to get a college education through TV. Now, Minow is switching his focus to the Internet... Minow is proposing to Congress that it use $18 billion from upcoming FCC auctions of radio spectrum to fund the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT). One of DO IT's goals is to help digitize material from universities, museums, and libraries and put it on the Internet...

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