The sound of fingers tapping on keyboards filled the room as Brown University recently hosted a student competition called the Digital Literacy Contest, which is "a high-speed battle of the minds to find information online," reports the Brown Daily Herald. Using the computer as a "cognitive prosthetic," says contest developer and Purdue University graduate Daniel Poynter, competitors scour the web to answer obscure questions chosen by Poynter for the cunning strategies required to solve them. Competitors of varying ages and concentrations had turned out for the $200 prize awarded to the winner. The second-floor computer cluster burst with silent activity...

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