Friday, February 12, 2010

Arizona Leads the Way

Wi-Fi Turns Arizona Bus Ride Into a Rolling Study Hall - "VAIL, Ariz. — Students endure hundreds of hours on yellow buses each year getting to and from school in this desert exurb of Tucson, and stir-crazy teenagers break the monotony by teasing, texting, flirting, shouting, climbing (over seats) and sometimes punching (seats or seatmates).

But on this chilly morning, as bus No. 92 rolls down a mountain highway just before dawn, high school students are quiet, typing on laptops.

Morning routines have been like this since the fall, when school officials mounted a mobile Internet router to bus No. 92’s sheet-metal frame, enabling students to surf the Web."


Richard Robinson said...

It's becoming clear to me that texting is THE cultural evil of the 21st century (so far). I've yet to understand what possible good it can do, what positive outcome it can have.

Jerry House said...

It takes me about half an hour and many expletives to text a simple sentence. I'm afraid I may have to welcome our school-age overlords.