Noah Kantrowitz noah at
Sun Jan 11 23:08:55 EST 2009

On Jan 11, 2009, at 11:06 PM, Jeffrey Kesselman wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:35 PM, Carlos Nazareno  
> <object404 at> wrote:
>>> Since when is more equipment then a pencil and a sheet of paper
>>> necessary for a school quiz??
>> When they are not available.
> Im confused.... if the basic necessities like paper and a pencil arent
> available, what is any responsible government
> doing spending even $200 a child on computers??  Not to mention the
> infrastructure to support them?
> Sorry, it just seems really really ass-backward to me.

A laptop can be written on for a child's entire school career. A  
single piece of paper only works once and then must be discarded  
(maybe composted at best).


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