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Hopper, M. E. (2001). Wisdom from MITís Athena: A paradigm for precognition. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies Program.

[This document served as Mary Hopper's final report regarding her 10 year long expedition to explore educational e-projects at MIT.]

The MIT Athena Project was more than a successful technical feat. Itís success stands as evidence for the value of using a concurrent, application driven software development model for improving and shortening development cycles within advanced technology projects. Furthermore, each phase of the Athena Projectís evolution foreshadowed conditions during the spread of the Internet and the World Wide Web years later. Thus, it represents a case study of why careful impact studies performed in advanced technology project are invaluable for predicting and accessing the broader impacts on society before innovations are disseminated.

on the web

This is the report's current URL on this site:
Hopper_01-Listen.htm [web .htm format]
Hopper_01-Listen.doc [word .doc format]

© Mary E. Hopper [MEHopper] | MEHopper@TheWorld.com [posted 01/01/01 | revised 01/01/01]