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Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham is a columnist for the Globe’s regional editions.

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Beverly Beckham

Here’s a genius idea to preserve the essence of a fifth-grader

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Charlotte’s teachers have given their students a time machine, a way back to when. Because of this collection of essays, their autobiographies, they will never forget who they were in fifth grade.

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No good answer what to do with his encyclopedia

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In the middle of the last century, they were a leg up, a ladder leading to someplace heady, someplace worldly. But thanks to the Internet, they just aren’t relevant anymore.

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Remember what it was? Forget about it!

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We forget because we don’t have to remember anymore. We can Google anything, the Internet our memory’s external drive.

Beverly Beckham

Nothing’s simple today, even turning on the TV

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If there is one thing I miss from the old days, it is the standard on/off knob. It was a simple invention.