In 1981, Robert Gillepsie, the now-retired vice provost for computing at the University of Washington published a report stating, "higher ed has been slow to respond to the rapid challenges and opportunities of technological change."

[caption id="attachment_59805" align="alignleft" width="150"]computing IT officials at EDUCAUSE 2013 reflected on the early days of campus technology budgets.[/caption]

More than 30 years years later, Kenneth C. Green, the founding director of Campus Computing Project, quoted the report to a crowd of educators and asked, "Does that part sound current to any of you? Seem rather fresh?"

There were...

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