right tool for the right job.
But isn't there a place for all solutions as we shift our thinking to the 21st century and how we should begin to revise or restructure our replacement plans to include more netbooks, less replacement desktops, and more thin clients to reduce desktop workstation expense?We have to let go of the old and make room for the new...What can you let go of to get netbooks into students' hands?Diane
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Tech Coordinator Franklin Central Supervisory Union
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From: Brent Sitterly <[log in to unmask]>Sent: Friday, April 3, 2009 9:10:55 AM
Subject: Re: The $50 PC
All this talk about netbooks reminds me of when "thin clients" were all the rage. Does anyone else see the similarities? The main difference being the thinness has reduced all the way to without a wire. Mind you netbooks are really cool and I am yearning to purchase this cool little netbook tablet from ctl corp, but this just strikes me as round two of a technology paragdigm.
Steve Cavrak wrote:Light and Cheap, Netbooks Are Poised to Reshape PC IndustryPublished: April 1, 2009AT&T announced on Tuesday that customers in Atlanta could get a type of compact PC called a netbook for just $50 if they signed up for an Internet service plan — an offer the phone company may introduce elsewhere after a test period. This year, at least one wireless phone company in the United States will probably offer netbooks free with paid data plans, copying similar programs in Japan, according to industry experts.
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