Monthly Archives: May 2011

TCR’s Top 10 Reading List for Summer of 2011

With Memorial Day comes the (unofficial) beginning of summer.   Here are some books from This Common Reader’s bookshelf which will keep you entertained while on summer holiday.   Enjoy and send in comments or critiques. Fiction 1. The Secret History of … Continue reading

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Who invented the mouse?

Who invented the computer mouse?  a.) Douglas Engelbart, scientist b.)Xerox PARC engineers c.)Steve Jobs, entrepreneur  The answer is “yes” according to Malcom Gladwell, author and The New Yorker Magazine contributor.   In the May 16, 2011 edition, Mr. Gladwell proposes that … Continue reading

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Does technology make me smarter or just lazy?

I love reading dictionaries.  I hope that by reading them new words will soak into my brain and flow into a sentence on a page.   But how do I read a software application such as Dictionary.com?  Is dictionary reading becoming … Continue reading

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Da Vinci means innovation

During March Madness while everyone was focused on the excitement of Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball team, the school announced another winning event. The State Council for Higher Education in Virginia approved a new degree program, a Master of Product Innovation … Continue reading

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