Computer Literacy and the Press
by Joseph A. Menosky - 1984
Recent polls indicate that some 90 percent of Americans believe that computer literacy (generally defined by proponents as a familiarity with the parts of a microcomputer and some measure of programming skill, usually in the language BASIC) is important enough to warrant its inclusion in the national educational curriculum. This article is concerned with how and why the belief itself has been propagated by the American news media.
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