The memristor, a microscopic component that can "remember" electrical states even when turned off. It's expected to be far cheaper and faster than flash storage. A theoretical concept since 1971, it has now been built in labs and is already starting to revolutionize everything we know about computing, possibly making flash memory, RAM, and even hard drives obsolete within a decade.Now, I know that there are people out there, who just now understand flash memory who are groaning and say "When will it stop? Let me rest!"
Well, it won't and you can't.
Build that PLN to keep up with things. Read your virtual version of the morning paper when you spring open that iGoogle or Netvibes page. And teach your students to do the same.
So, whether the newest thing is a memristor or a tricorder and holodeck, that they will know the news quickly, learn from it, and move ahead with what they know.
Managing the tide of information is vital to our ability to succeed. And now, my ability to go wash these dishes so my husband doesn't do it alone, is vital for me.
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