Universities Give Out Free iPhone To Freshmen
At least four institutions — the University of Maryland, Oklahoma Christian University, Abilene Christian and Freed-Hardeman — have announced that they will give the devices to some or all of their students this fall.
Another 2, Standford University and MIT have such plan as well.
Is that necessary? Or is that just a way to woo students? But Standford University and MIT are both rather well known institutes and with good reputations. I don’t think they need such tactic to woo students. I don’t know about the other 4.
On the other hand…
Robert S. Summers, who has taught at Cornell Law School for about 40 years, announced this week — in a detailed, footnoted memorandum — that he would ban laptop computers from his class on contract law.
“I would ban that too if I knew the students were using it in class,” Professor Summers said of the iPhone, after the device and its capabilities were explained to him. “What we want to encourage in these students is active intellectual experience, in which they develop the wide range of complex reasoning abilities required of the good lawyers.”