Professors: Living or Dead

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Web-based instruction, the Internet, computer networks, and services from book publishers have greatly increased the teaching capabilities of professors. They reduce the need for professors and students to be physically connected. I'm wondering if professors even need to be alive! Now I certainly do not recommend that we staff universities with dead professors, but the new technology environment imbues them with some pretty amazing capabilities. My real purpose is to use the capabilities of the dead to showcase the unique contributions of the living. That way we can better appreciate and emulate the living.

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