The Best of Creative Computing Volume 1 (published 1976)

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Compleat Computer Catalogue (Learning Aids)

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materials. Pictures of each item, capsule commentaries, price, and ordering
information are included. Free.

Education Products Group, Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, MA 01754.

A 94-page booklet for 40 cents? Why, it's even difficult to get 94 sheets of
blank paper for 40 cents. And yet here is one of the best basic descriptive
books on computer hardware. It covers the birth of computers from the abacus and
Babbage up to the present day, the anatomy of a computer including simplified
explanations of some very sophisticated hardware, and finally some speculation
about what's coming in the way of applications and large networks. The booklet
simply titled Computers is written by William Corliss and published by the AEC,
sorry ERDA. This one is a must. 40¢ each, even less in quantity. (Many other
booklets are also available from ERDA; we recommend three: Cryogenics,
Teleoperators and Lasers. Send $1.60 for all four.)

U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, Technical Information
Center, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
There are two interrelated and indisputable facts which many people have failed
to comprehend: 1) world food production cannot keep pace with world population
growth (not even with computer planning, miracle fertilizers, or plankton
harvests from the ocean) and 2) 'family planning" or new contraceptives cannot
and will not, in the foreseeable future, check population growth. People are
clearly looking for a miracle solution since the alternative, of course, is
triage. Every person in the world, has an obligation to learn more about this
situation which can only be described as a crisis. Send for a copy of the
'Declaration on Population and Food" and a subscription to 'The Other Side."
Both free.

The Environmental Fund, 1302 Eighteenth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.

Practical exercises and guides to brainstorming, creative thinking, designing
objectives, getting people involved in this book by Donkoberg and Jim Bagnall.
The title is a jaw-breaker, The Universal Traveler: A Soft-System Guide to
Creativity, Problem Solving and the Process of Reaching Goals. Price unknown.

William Kaufmann, Inc., One First St.,Los Altos, CA 94022.

A clever comic book with Super Rex and Clark Trent explains how-tos and benefits
of computer output microfilm. 25¢.

Memorex Corp., San Tomas at Central Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95052.

Three booklets have been produced between 1971 and '74 by various working groups
of the International Federation for information Processing.

Computer Education for Teachers in Secondary Schools - An Outline Guide is for
those who are planning courses for the training of teachers. It gives
suggestions for the content of courses although the information is of a very
general nature. Includes 3 brief but excellent pages on methodology. 75¢.

Computer Education for Teachers in Secondary Schools - Aims and Objectives in
Teacher Training. Booklet shows how society and education is changing and
discusses the role of the computer in modern education. Lists brief outlines for
seven courses. 75¢.

The Use of the Computer in Teaching and Learning. Describes ways of using the
computer in education, the rationale and benefits. Discusses the necessary
factors for a successful program ~ key people, instructional material
development, facilities, and hardware acquisition. Depth of coverage is sparse
(booklet has only I6 pages of text). $1.50.

AFIPS Press, 210 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645.

Edcentric, Haiku Magazine, Tzaddikim, Feminist Art Journal, Fiction, Roar, Nitty
Gritty, Blue Pig, Algol, Maybe, and Quest are just 11 of the approximately
l800(!) little magazines and small presses listed and described in the 1975-76
International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses. If you want a
different view of the world, sometimes strange, sometimes ecstatic, but always
refreshing, get this directory and send for sample copies of I0 or 20 little
magazines. Directory $5.95 plus 50¢ postage.

Dustbooks, P.O. Box 1056, Paradise, CA 95969.

This very comprehensive I36-page book by Roy Amara is the distillation of the
thoughts of 60 participants in four workshops held by the Institute for the
Future. The principal message is that a real urgency exists to systematically
understand how computers affect the decisions we make, the goods and services we
produce, and the world we perceive. Specific topics discussed in-depth include:
1. Computer modeling and simulation as an aid to decision making, 2. Computers
and financial processes, 3. Computer perceptions, attitudes, literacy, 4.
Computers and individual access. A fifth could be added, 'where do we go from
here?" $l0 to institutions, $7.50 to individuals and schools.

Institute for the Future, ATTN: Judy Flathman, 2740 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park,
CA 94025.

A 'Whole Earth Catalog" type book by G. Howard Poteet for English teachers. This
oversize (11" x 15") and book is chock full of teaching techniques, ideas on how
to use new and old equipment, quotations, hardware, software, etc. Excellent
sections on the use of radio, TV, filmstrips, and drama. Source and price info
included. $4.95. 

Pflaum/Standard, 8121 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231.

A slide rule for young children to help in the four basic arithmetic operations.
A blue cat's face moves along a red, white, and blue rule addition and
subtraction is on one side, multiplication and division on the other. Probably
most useful for slow learners. $1.50 each.

lnvolv-o-Products, P.O. Drawer 3966. San Angelo, TX 76901.


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