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[ale] Cobb Laptop Deal

On Monday 15 August 2005 10:46 pm, Geoffrey wrote:
> Christopher Fowler wrote:
> > I think that every kid should have access to a computer lab.  not just
> > the ones in computer class.  They can run programs on those computers to
> > learn.  But the laptop idea is just crazy.  Laptops are fragile and kids
> > are rough.  After the 90day or 1year warranty many vendors give these
> > things are bound to break.  Almost all warranties cover basic wear and
> > tear.  If Apple was to get the school locked in to MACs then they would
> > have a steady revenue stream for years to come.
> I agree completely with your assessment.

The other major problem with laptops in school is the same problem with 
laptops everywhere: They're easy to steal. In fact, that's a much bigger 
problem in school than in the real world, I would think.