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Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Is there a downside to technology?

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibility that technology can be a concern, wondering how you balance the advantages and improvements with the loss of low-skilled and low-paying jobs. (October 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Move-in day – despite changes, it’s the same

    With new and returning students piling into Oxford and moving into student housing this week, Editor Don Whitten is reminded of his first move-in day at Ole Miss. Things were smaller and slower back then, he writes, but not really that different. (August 22, 2013, Page 4)

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      Wild ideas from past now part of present

      Wide-screen TVs, video chatting, tanning beds, moving sidewalks, robot vacuum cleaners – who’d have thought 50 years ago when “The Jetsons” debuted that we’d ever have many of their space age gadgets. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at advances through the years and wonders where we’ll be by the time we reach the Jetsons’ world of 2062. (December 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Few signs of the future we were promised

        Remember the cartoon series, “The Jetsons,” that told us about the “future” with robots and flying cars and such? Word that a company in Massachusetts is coming out with a flying car brought memories of those promises from “The Jetsons” back to News Editor Jonathan Scott who takes a look at some other things we once thought we might have by now. (September 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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