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Cobb County community discusses iBook initiative

updated 12:10 pm EST, Thu February 24, 2005

Cobb County iBooks

More than 250 parents, students, teachers and taxpayers met Wednesday night in east Cobb County to learn more about a plan to . Three Cobb County school board members and Apple representatives were on hand for the first of four community meetings, designed to educate the public and answer their questions about the laptop computer program. The majority of the comments at the meeting were from people in favor of the initiative, which would provide laptops to teachers and middle and high school students. Cobb officials expect the cost after the first four years to be about $20 million a year if it continues to lease 63,000 laptops at once. Apple also will provide an around-the-clock help desk as well as 100 computer servers to the district.

by MacNN Staff




  1. sunrunnerfire

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It would be spiffy if I could actually GET to the linked article....

  1. boomw

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Cobb schools

    From a reliable and anonymous source, I can report that this deal was all but locked up by Dell. Somehow, Apple swooped in and took over, forcing the firing of the Dell rep in charge of the program. Dell will still be working with GA schools in a different capacity, that I cannot discuss, though I wish Apple would do the same there as well and have written them; but, of course, no response.

  1. gwangung

    Joined: Dec 1969



    ...if they get the ibooks in there, they may get educated enough so they won't do such foolishness like that anti-evolution sticker. (Hm. Maybe it's because they had Dell, they did such stuff like that....)

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