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Making the simple complex

Ted Balaker
April 27, 2005, 9:49am

Never underestimate academia's ability to obscure the obvious. Thefts of iPods and cellphones have shot up recently on NYC subways. Cops say the bad guys aren't reselling they booty; they're just keeping it for personal use. Here's how Henry Jenkins, the director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, put it: And here's how the NYPD's chief of transportation put it: Here's the whole story.

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