Maine iBook program to be extended to high schools

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  1. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

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    As reported by Macminute:
    Maine iBook program to be extended to high schools
    January 21 - 16:11 EST__ In his first State of the State address Tuesday, Maine Governor John Baldacci told lawmakers the he plans to expand the state's middle school iBook program into high schools. Calling the original US$37 million laptop program a success, Baldacci proposed expanding it from all public middle schools to all Maine high schools, starting next year with high school freshmen. Maine's original laptop program, the brainchild of former Governor Angus King, put iBooks in the hands of every one of the state's 34,000 seventh- and eighth-graders. Rebecca Wyke, Baldacci's finance commissioner, said expanding the laptop program would cost the state an estimated $5 million.
    Cool looks like the program is success, good news for Apple.
     
  2. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Maine has a very forward thinking governor. Go Maine! This is good news for Apple. If they can just repeat this in other states.
     
  3. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    I wish my high school had iBooks... (of course, I'd have to bring my Powerbook so I could be above everyone else).

    Sounds good, though. Congrats to Maine and its students!
     
  4. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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  5. iJon macrumors 604

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    im glad my high school doesnt have ibooks, cause girls dig the macs and then i wouldnt be so cool in school :D
    girls dig the ipod too, they can do their hair while they listen to music.

    iJon
     
  6. virividox macrumors 601

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    the real reason people buy macs. not cuz its easy to use...cuz the chicks dig em...this is what im getting from this thread hehe
     

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