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At each of these cross-points during Tech & Learning Live Chicago, I caught myself thinking ‘If you insist, they will resist.
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“At each of these cross-points during Tech & Learning Live Chicago, I caught myself thinking ‘If you insist, they will resist.’”
—Todd Dugan

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