Saturday, September 5, 2009

The school with no books - only readers

A Boston prep school headmaster, one James Tracy, has made this amazing leap into new technology. A school library with no books. Instead he has replaced all the books at Cushing Academy with 18 eReaders. So reports

Mr Cushing apparently sees books as "outdated technology," so out they went into the trash. In their place he has installed 3 TV's, laptops and the 18 eReaders. Plus a coffee bar, presumably for use whilst students wait for an available eReader to become free. Reported cost? $500,000.

Good luck to the far sighted Mr Tracy. A pioneer indeed. But do I want my kids to be the first at Cushing to use it? As the Americans say, I'll take a rain check on that.

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