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THE TEAM DEPENDED ON ELECTRONS, not paper, to record and share information.

BEAMING. Each team member had a Personal Digital Assistant to record notes, thoughts, and sketches. To share them, they used the PDA's ability to "beam" notes from one to another. An updated schedule, for example, could be passed quickly to every member of the expedition, even out in the field.

EMAILING. The team members had email addresses and Internet access at their workstations. If they found interesting material, they emailed it to the other members.

The team also constructed their final presentation in electronic format. To go with their presentations, they constructed slides, charts and graphs, and used the large presentation screen at the Burns Telecom Center to display these to their audience.