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Velcro’s Generation of Idiots

The other day, the number one most-clicked-on article on the Boston Globe‘s website was this one, penned by a writer for the AP and headed: “Are we raising a generation of nincompoops?” While I must appreciate anybody who brings the word “nincompoop” into common parlance, my…

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The Skinned Trilogy on the Market: Teenage Robots and “Humanity’s Future”

The third book in Robin Wasserman’s Skinned trilogy, about a teenager named Lia Kahn who dies in a car accident and gets downloaded into an immortal robot body, was released by Simon & Schuster on September 14 (tag line: “Humanity is the past. She is…

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