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Today is Sunday, May 18, the 138th day of 2003 with 227 to follow.
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Book Review: 'Leonardo' meets computer

In one of life's little ironies, I ran across "Leonardo's Laptop" -- an absorbing book about new computing technologies -- the same week my MAC's modem went haywire and I spent days fuming and waiting for a fix, yet professor Ben Shneiderman managed to ho
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2002 with 73 to follow.
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Cathy's World: United We Stand

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Like many people, the Rev. Peter Kreitler once received for his birthday an old magazine the same age as himself. In Kreitler's case, it was a July 1942 issue o
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Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2002 with 227 to follow.
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Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian, philosopher of technology and science, and influential literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes.

Mumford was also a contemporary and friend of Frank Lloyd Wright, Frederic Osborn, Edmund N. Bacon, and Vannevar Bush.

Mumford was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1912. He studied at the City College of New York and The New School for Social Research, but became ill with tuberculosis and never finished his degree. In 1918 he joined the navy to serve in World War I and was assigned as a radio electrician. He was discharged in 1919 and became associate editor of The Dial, an influential modernist literary journal. He later worked for The New Yorker where he wrote architectural criticism and commentary on urban issues.

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