Before I went out and bought a new shiny iBook, I should have looked into going back to high school first, high school in Arizona that is. A rather small high school (350 people) decided that it would be a good idea to give each student a computer instead of outdated and beat up textbooks. When I first got textbooks back the, I’d thumb through the book in search of written notes like “turn to page 106 to read the funniest joke ever”.
The ‘real world’ working environment is based on computers, I don’t see why each and every school has a computer for each student. Arizona is either ahead of it’s time, or their school administrators are huge Apple fans.