Technology is mostly a force for good, but it has its downsides, too. I want my students - and my readers - to be intelligently skeptical about technology and be informed about the good and the not-so-good parts.
Computers and computing are all around us. Some computing is highly visible, like your laptop. But this is only part of a computing iceberg. A lot more lies hidden below the surface. We don't see and usually don't think about the computers inside appliances, cars, airplanes, cameras, smartphones, GPS navigators and games.
Every language teaches you something, so learning a language is never wasted, especially if it's different in more than just syntactic trivia.
For better or worse, the people who become leaders and decision makers in politics, law and business are going to come from schools like Princeton.
I had spent the summer of 1966 working at MIT in the group that was the MIT component of the Multics effort.