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With the advent of dramatically improved graphics and powerful, low-cost multimedia computers, a new generation of "edutainment" software has finally begun to fulfill the long-touted promise of computers in education. Most of the new programs use interactive multimedia to make games out of traditional subjects such as arithmetic or geography.
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These are unlikely ever to challenge Nintendo's SuperMario World in sales.
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Only a few can penetrate the black box and understand what is inside. Managing in the Digital Age This post is one in a series of perspectives by presenters and participants in the 7th Global Drucker Forum.
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The spread of desktop computers and advance of visualization techniques have been particularly important for the revival and popular crossover of simulation.
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