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leftfoot
Mar 18, 2006, 10:36 PM
I found this on digg. (hopefully it isn't a repost)

http://www.jaronbrass.com/gallery/1to1_miramar/index.jhtml

"Miramar High School had the largest number of iBooks in this 1 to 1 installation. We configured, installed and delivered close to 3,000 systems in less than 3 days. Not sure if it is a new Apple record, but we're pretty confident it is.
[Images were taken using my camera phone. I apologise for the poor quality."

calebjohnston
Mar 18, 2006, 10:55 PM
A high school? what the hell? Spoiled bitches, all of them.

rkolsen
Mar 18, 2006, 10:57 PM
A high school? what the hell? Spoiled bitches, all of them.
You'll find out that the school's average, on the Broward County website is a D. Its also one of the poorest areas, and they think it will boost performance,/

Danksi
Mar 18, 2006, 11:48 PM
Bagzee one of the PowerMac's sitting on the floor! :)

camphorsunrise
Mar 18, 2006, 11:53 PM
I saw this on Digg too... passed the link around the office and everyone is whining...

So, so jealous.

Platform
Mar 19, 2006, 12:37 AM
WOW....:eek: :eek:

Thats a lot of iBooks :p

Abstract
Mar 19, 2006, 05:10 AM
^^Thanks Captain Obvious. :p


What's with all the American flags? Is the geography knowledge of the average American so poor that they actually need a reminder as to where they are at the moment?

Shotglass
Mar 19, 2006, 05:16 AM
Seems so.
That is a lot of iBooks. Can't stop drooling. Seriously. Can't stop.

Ashapalan
Mar 19, 2006, 05:21 AM
i hope those boxes at least got recycled.

GimmeSlack12
Mar 19, 2006, 05:46 AM
Jeez, that is impressive.

http://www.jaronbrass.com/gallery/1to1_miramar/Images/10.jpg

MattG
Mar 19, 2006, 06:51 AM
That's awesome, but it can't possibly be good for all those iBooks to be stacked on each other like that...not that they really have a choice I guess. That's just a lot of weight sitting on the screens of the ones at the bottom.

Mord
Mar 19, 2006, 07:03 AM
anyone know the doa ratio?

sushi
Mar 19, 2006, 07:12 AM
I found this on digg. (hopefully it isn't a repost)

http://www.jaronbrass.com/gallery/1to1_miramar/index.jhtml

"Miramar High School had the largest number of iBooks in this 1 to 1 installation. We configured, installed and delivered close to 3,000 systems in less than 3 days. Not sure if it is a new Apple record, but we're pretty confident it is.
[Images were taken using my camera phone. I apologise for the poor quality."
Neat pics.

Thanks for sharing.

Dagless
Mar 19, 2006, 07:16 AM
I bet if all those lurvely iBooks were hooked up, they maybe, just maybe able to touch the power of MacBook Pro.

Platform
Mar 19, 2006, 07:21 AM
I bet they got a really good deal....not just for buying so many, but because Apple wants to get rid of the PPC to get the Intel out ;)

mjstew33
Mar 19, 2006, 07:31 AM
I bet they got a really good deal....not just for buying so many, but because Apple wants to get rid of the PPC to get the Intel out ;)
Those pictures were taken a while ago. The box shows the Panther background on them; they must be the 1.2GHz version, or 1GHz.

Looks like he did 2 other schools.

http://www.jaronbrass.com/gallery/1to1_monarch/index.jhtml

http://www.jaronbrass.com/gallery/1to1_broward/index.jhtml

Platform
Mar 19, 2006, 08:04 AM
Those pictures were taken a while ago. The box shows the Panther background on them; they must be the 1.2GHz version, or 1GHz.

Woops...well new iBooks/MacBooks anyway...hehe;)

Gordy
Mar 19, 2006, 08:27 AM
Must have been a "fun" couple of days that. unpacking macs :D

cashmoney
Mar 19, 2006, 10:00 AM
omg, I would have not thrown away all those boxes but instead cut up the boxes and make an iBook collage for the libaray.

ipacmm
Mar 19, 2006, 10:12 AM
Wow, that is a lot of iBook's...the pictures remind me of VT when they were unpacking all of the Xserve's.

GimmeSlack12
Mar 19, 2006, 10:28 AM
Must have been a "fun" couple of days that. unpacking macs :D
I think it would have totally sucked to do that.

(Unless I was getting $15/hr)

miniConvert
Mar 19, 2006, 10:45 AM
I think it would have totally sucked to do that.
I'd have PAID to be involved in that! *dribbles*

mjstew33
Mar 19, 2006, 10:53 AM
I think it would have totally sucked to do that.

(Unless I was getting $15/hr)
But the aroma of the newly made Macs.... I'd die to do that job. :D

Gordy
Mar 19, 2006, 10:57 AM
I think it would have totally sucked to do that.

(Unless I was getting $15/hr)


looking at his blog and personal info I would imagine he was getting a whole heap more than that. ;)

macOSX-tastic
Mar 19, 2006, 11:43 AM
just imagine how gutted they would be if those shelves somehow gave way under all that weight of the ibooks. or if they fell over.....it just doesnt bare thinking about:eek:

:D

S

dralfonzo
Mar 19, 2006, 11:52 AM
Without a discount (although buying that many im pretty sure they must have got *some* discount) and at normal retail price that comes to like $4,200,000

Jesus, how gutted will they be if it doesn't 'boost student performance'

GimmeSlack12
Mar 19, 2006, 11:54 AM
I'd have PAID to be involved in that! *dribbles*
I used to Setup Mac stuff when I was in HS, believe me, it is very boring (and I was using All-in-One G3's). But next time I get a Mac you can pay me to set it up ;) .

Sammis89
Mar 19, 2006, 12:11 PM
I wish my school had those. We have somewhere in the range of 500 dell desktops... with crt's. And now the school put in such a strong firewall that basically all you can do online is research. Plus, the network is really heavely encrypted.

dsharits
Mar 19, 2006, 12:44 PM
But the aroma of the newly made Macs.... I'd die to do that job. :D
Ahhh, I know what you mean. That smell is like no other. :p

I just can't believe they trashed all of those boxes! :eek: :eek: :eek:
I guess 3000 of them is a bit much to keep, but still....;)

iGav
Mar 19, 2006, 12:48 PM
anyone know the doa ratio?

hahahahahahahaha I was thinking the exact same thing, considering Apple's inability to get a sole, single, lonesome, faultless PowerBook to me. :rolleyes: :p

What a dull job though.


P.S. How haphazardly are those boxes stacked!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :p

tonybeak
Mar 19, 2006, 01:56 PM
I put that on digg because I've never seen that many iBooks in my life, and I want an intel iBook so badly! I didn't think I would get 1600 diggs for it though! :p

DJMastaWes
Mar 19, 2006, 02:16 PM
If i was unpacking them, I would probebly steal one, I mean, noone would notice.. untill like months after.

GOTML
Mar 19, 2006, 03:33 PM
If i was unpacking them, I would probebly steal one, I mean, noone would notice.. untill like months after.
ya thats good thinking.....NOT:rolleyes:

mark!
Mar 19, 2006, 03:47 PM
Ohh boyy, obsolete iBooks...
jk...I'm just happy I have intel.
I mean...an iBook is great...but I can't wait to see the MacBook (non-Pro):D

technicolor
Mar 19, 2006, 04:06 PM
looking at his blog and personal info I would imagine he was getting a whole heap more than that. ;)
" Computers Power Mac G5 Quad, MacBook Pro, PowerBook G4s (12/15/17-inch), Mac mini, Xserve G5"

:eek:

al3000
Mar 19, 2006, 04:29 PM
Woah! I was getting a headache just from looking at the shot with all the instruction manuals/ cd's/ cables in :eek:

PlaceofDis
Mar 19, 2006, 04:34 PM
omg. thats...just.... well its surprising. and a lot of iBooks!

i actually would hate to be the IT guy having to make sure everything was up and running smoothly all the time, but i would hate that for Windows and PCs too... i too wonder what the DOA ratio is. especially on an order of this size.

tag
Mar 19, 2006, 04:34 PM
Haha thats so insane that last picture with them all piled on the trash.:D So so many boxes, if I had that many boxes, I'd be like a kid again and make the most kick-ass fort. :D

p0intblank
Mar 19, 2006, 04:37 PM
That is just... INSANE! :eek: Very awesome indeed!

bill4588
Mar 19, 2006, 04:39 PM
wow...i wish that school would just give ONE of them away....to me of course....

rontheancient
Mar 26, 2006, 12:43 AM
My school just got about 60 Dell Optiplex GX620's, the AIO kind. Pretty cool for Windows boxes, the screens are adjustable on the Y and Z axis. They replaced the AIO iMac G3's (slotload) which ran OS9.2. IMO, im kinda pissed since they had a great opportunity to move to newer Macs with OS X but appearantly the attendance software that we use is not avaliable for OS X. Another thing that pisses me off is their policy for personal systems. We have 5 indvidual AirPort locations, but students and teachers cannot bring their own computers and use the signal.

MacTT
Mar 27, 2006, 02:58 PM
NOT FAIR!!! :mad:

jakochampolska
Mar 27, 2006, 03:01 PM
^^Thanks Captain Obvious. :p


What's with all the American flags? Is the geography knowledge of the average American so poor that they actually need a reminder as to where they are at the moment?


you should see my old elementary school

Joe2000
Apr 4, 2006, 03:13 PM
omg, I would have not thrown away all those boxes but instead cut up the boxes and make an iBook collage for the libaray.

I would have not thrown away all those boxes but instead sold them on eBay - have you seen how much just the boxes go for!! :eek: :eek:

plus i would have bagged an iBook, or two...;)

Island Dog
Apr 4, 2006, 07:56 PM
What's with all the American flags? Is the geography knowledge of the average American so poor that they actually need a reminder as to where they are at the moment?

Because we are proud of our country, and please explain what is wrong with displaying the flag.

Let me guess, it might "offend" someone. On the other hand they should display the flags before the liberals have them removed from school. Oh wait, they have already started.

bluegill31
Apr 9, 2006, 03:20 PM
the school district i teach just put forth an all PC policy.

Mord
Apr 9, 2006, 04:30 PM
morons, do something about it.

jakochampolska
Apr 9, 2006, 04:56 PM
Because we are proud of our country, and please explain what is wrong with displaying the flag.

Let me guess, it might "offend" someone. On the other hand they should display the flags before the liberals have them removed from school. Oh wait, they have already started.


not EVERYONE is proud of 'our' country.
I dont think its nessacery to display the american flag EVERYWHERE. I mean, yeah maybe near the mexican or canadain borders to see your leaving america, but c'mon you dont need to see it everywhere you go, you know your still in america without a stupid flag reminding you.

lu0s3r322
Apr 12, 2006, 07:36 PM
geez 3,000 is a lot.....

my school has old imacs in every classroom, every teacher has an ibook or powerbook. the library has 2 labs full of imacs, we have 2 resource centers with about 40 g5 iMacs each, and a computer lab with about 5 seperate class rooms with around 30 iMacs each. its totally sick:D :D :D but we have 4,000 students and 1,500 faculty. 2nd best in the state

FF_productions
Apr 12, 2006, 07:51 PM
omg. thats...just.... well its surprising. and a lot of iBooks!

i actually would hate to be the IT guy having to make sure everything was up and running smoothly all the time, but i would hate that for Windows and PCs too... i too wonder what the DOA ratio is. especially on an order of this size.

I'd shoot myself if I had to take care of 3000 windows pc's, let alone 3000 computers.