Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Duke freshmen will be attuned to iPods

According to the Raleigh-Durham News & Observer, Duke University will be giving 20-gig iPods to every member of the incoming freshman class:
The university will spend $500,000 on the initiative, which includes hiring an extra technology specialist, giving grants to faculty, studying the outcome and buying the iPods. Duke would not say how much it will spend for each iPod; the model retails for $299, according to Apple's Web site.

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It might seem an extravagant back-to-school item, but remember, students pay a premium to study at Duke -- $39,240 a year for tuition, fees, room and board.

I went to the University of Minnesota. I typed my senior paper on a typewriter.

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