In one concise paragraph, discuss one technical advance that we’ve learned about since Sept. 3 and why that advance was important. It can be a machine, a technique (like a programming technique), or a specific idea. Your response should show us its importance in a broad sense: this is your opportunity to answer the “so what?” question of why a particular historical event matters. Be original and creative: your response should tell us something non-obvious about the advance you choose.
Please use formal English and write your response as you would a short academic paper. Keep it to one concise paragraph, and make your point as well as you can in that space.
Your comment will not show up right away: I will approve the best 5 or so comments after the deadline.
As noted on your syllabus, your comment is due by 10pm on Thursday, Sept. 20. There will be no credit given for late responses.