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  • Encryption Wiretapping and Personal Privacy
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    Encryption, Wiretapping and Personal Privacy

    The panelists discussed various aspects of wiretapping and digital encryption and how to protect personal privacy. Diffie and Landau are the authors of Privacy on the Line: The Politics of…

  • Book Criticism
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    Book Criticism

    Mr. Eder talked about the art and mechanics of book criticism. He also talked about how his experiences as a foreign correspondent influenced his literary tastes. After his remarks, he took…

  • Literature and Technology
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    Literature and Technology

    Professor Murray and Mr. Birkerts debated the prospects of reading and creating narratives in the age of electronic communication. They examined how technological changes will change the…

  • emHow the Mind Worksem
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    How the Mind Works

    Dr. Pinker talked about his new book How the Mind Works. He examined two different approaches to studying the mind and offered examples from everyday life to illustrate his ideas. Following…

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    Endless Frontier

    Mr. Zachary talked about his book, Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century. The book utilizes the writings of Vannevar Bush to construct a portrait of the scientist who…