Thursday, August 21, 2008

Welcome, Freshmen. Have an iPod. - NYTimes.com

 Back to the future for Apple, in some respects; its influence through academia in the 1980s and early 1990s (primarily with the Apple II) was a critical success factor then

Taking a step that professors may view as a bit counterproductive, some universities are doling out Apple iPhones and Internet-capable iPods to students.

The always-on Internet devices raise some novel possibilities, like tracking where students congregate. With far less controversy, colleges could send messages about canceled classes, delayed buses, campus crises or just the cafeteria menu.

Source: Welcome, Freshmen. Have an iPod. - NYTimes.com

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