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This short story was first published in ''Boys and Girls page'', ''NEA service'', in December 1951.
"The Fun They Had" is a science fiction story written by Isaac Asimov. It first appeared in a children's newspaper in 1951 and was reprinted in the February 1954 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, as well as the collections Earth Is Room Enough (1957), 50 S
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Salma Issah
Jun 24, 2016 Salma Issah rated it it was amazing
Okay,this is what we call creative writing!The main reason I liked the story was its setting;the future.In here people didn't have to go to school anymore,they didn't have persons teaching them,they called televisions teachers and they didn't have to use books!At least printed on paper.Everything was technology.
This book obviously had me thinking about the future.I mean how would the world have been like if we used technology only and nothing else?I think I'll freak out if I were to be still al
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I see how this story could be really impactful to show students the privilege of school and haven real human interaction. The failure of technology is ever present in this text and it definitely makes you think in this world of e-books and computers and electronics everywhere.
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Fun little story written in the past speculating on the future about how they would react to teaching now.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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