November 9, 1994
Powering Up the Students
65 freshmen get sophisticated computers in U. of Washington demonstration project
Seattle, Washington -- Even though he had had little experience with computers before starting college this semester, Jeremy Holcomb recently found himself demonstrating the marvels of electronic data bases in front of 200-plus students in his "Fisheries 101" class.
Mr. Holcomb called up on his notebook computer sonar images of the Juan de Fuca Ridge, a geological formation on the ocean floor off the Washington coast.
Mr. Holcomb found the visual material on a publicly