Maine’s 1to1 MacBook Program Costs $242 a Year

Hey, folks.

I'm back from the WirelessEdTech Conference and I just wanted to give you a teaser. I won't be able to write the post until tomorrow or this weekend. Right now I'm in the middle of getting caught up with stuff I didn't do today.

The figure I quote in the title isn't an error or a trick. The state of Maine have a statewide program to issue all students a laptop. Their costs for 70+ thousand students comes out to $242 per student per year. And that is the end to end cost of everything from the laptop to maintenance, warranties, and even infrastructure. Amazing, no?

Just to put that in perspective, they spend more on fuel oil than on this program.

I don't think I have enough detail to cover the Maine program by itself (not right away) but I will discuss it in as much detail as I can.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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