This being Computer Science Education Week, Tuesday evening's #RuralEdChat was about the role of technology in education.
A political prisoner reconsiders impact of technology on history. As so often happens, I ran across an unrelated passage in a novel I'm reviewing tomorrow at GreatPenformances
, which struck me as related. The novel is Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon
. Published in 1940, the novel is about Nicholar Salmanovitch Rubashov, ex-Commissar of the People, in an unnamed country that certainly is the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. (Koestler was a communist until 1938 and spent time in Russia.) Rubashov is arrested for acts against the Party. He's being held until he produces a suitable confession, at which time he knows ...