It seeems like there is very much emphasis nowadays over how well equipped each school (elementary, junior high, high school) is as far as computer technology is concerned. I just came across a news piece about such schools fully funded by the Microsoft foundation, where practically everything is computer driven, and each "lucky" student gets a free laptop. I just wonder how important all this computer emphasis is to the real "education" of students. Aren't they still learning the basic reading, writing, 'rithmatic that you and I grew up with? I can see computer use (more like internet use) facilitating searches for humanity subjects, but does a laptop contribute that much more to how one learns Spanish, biology, trigonometry/calculus...etc?