Re: From Edupage

  • From: John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 23:26:34 -0500

> A UNIVERSITY REPLACES MANY PCS WITH "INFORMATION APPLIANCES"
> About 1,100 Sun Ray computers have supplanted desktop PCs at
> Michigan Technological University because of the potential
> savings in time and money that they offer. Using information
> appliances, most computing is handled by the servers, removing
> the need to purchase, manage, and support specific machines.
> Michigan Tech is the first American institution to deploy
> information appliances on such a large scale, but demand for
> the appliances has not been as high as anticipated. Many
> students already own PCs and are encountering difficulty
> getting used to the Unix environment, while some departments
> have refused the machines because they lack sufficient
> computing power for research projects or specialized software
> for administrative operations. Complicating matters is the
> fact that PC prices are falling, while the number of colleges
> requiring students to bring their own devices is increasing.

Well Chat, whenever you're ready to do this at CO, just let me know.  
Diskless workstations will save us a bundle...

John





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