White, Mary Alice

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(1920-2000) US psychologist, academic, and Director of the Laboratory for the Psychological Study of Telecommunication at Columbia University, in which capacity she called as early as 1981 for the educational use of Computers in a world where print learning was becoming obsolete. She was the author of a modestly fictionalized Utopia, The Land of the Possible: A Report on the First Visit to Prire (1979), a pacific land where Technology operates under quasi-pastoral restraints in order to maintain Ecological equilibrium through a small-is-beautiful regimen. [JC]

Mary Alice White

born 1920

died Salisbury, Connecticut: December 2000

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