#1 Gadget College Announced - HotHardware
#1 Gadget College Announced

#1 Gadget College Announced

Some sites are making a big deal about this, but when you think about how much tuition costs: who cares?

Choosing a college or university is no easy task.  There are so many factors to consider: social life, breadth of majors, sports reputation and gadgets.  Abilene Christian University (ACU) has become the first to offer iPhones or iPod touches to incoming students making the gadgets standard equipment for learning.  Almost makes me want to go back to school.

Some people might think that the money would be better spent on say, lowering tuition.  Naaaah.

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Oh yeah? Well my school had free tuition AND gave everyone a laptop! In your face, Abilene Christian University!

Seriously, who rates this and how do iphones count as better gadgets than laptops?

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I pay $950 per credit... I'll take and kick backs

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Interesting that it's a Christian University offering this... hmm.

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Must be a crappy college if they have to give away iPhones to get people to enroll.  I wonder if they take the phone away after graduation.

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vicaphit:
I wonder if they take the phone away after graduation

They'd have to kick my a** to get it back lol!

 

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Funny how it's a christian college...people losing faith? =P.  

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I think college has changed so much in the last 20 years. It used to be a place of profesional learning. Now to me it seems most colleges are just big busines and dont seem all to concerned about education anymore.

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Last I checked, good schools give laptops out as well. I'd understand a laptop,but I don't thing these phones and touches are necessary. They're a luxury, not a necessity.

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Yeah, iPhones are not needed to learn, if anything, they hinder learning because students will be playing with them in class.

 As for College being all about big business, I disagree, my alma mater is actually losing money, and they have had to raise tuition twice in the last few years.

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