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IQ is one of those concepts which have a long life despite solid argument against it. To me it one of the greatest con-tricks ever promulgated by psychology. Of course it is fair enough to develop tests to see how well people do specific tasks in relation to others of similar ages, etc. The "trick" has been in assuming that such test scores signify anything at all about significant intellectual ability, and (worse) enable us to predict potential ability. To ask if IQ has increased because of a single variable (intro. of technology) is like asking if some abstract quality (eg, "beauty") is increased by the application of one thing (face cream??) Enough of that. Any one who wants to read might like to look at one (in a series of articles) by James Flynn: "Massive IQ gains in 14 nations: What IQ tests really measure", published in Psychological Bulletin, 1987, v.107, pp.171-191. Bruce McMillan (EDUC15@OTAGO.AC.NZ) Dept. of Education, University of Otago, New Zealand.