All entries for Wednesday 03 May 2006
May 03, 2006
Writing about web page http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/05/2006050101t.htm
It was a good gimmick while it lasted
Over the past two years, Duke University has attracted a great deal of publicity for giving away iPods — first to incoming freshmen, then to students taking courses that made use of the devices. But as Duke prepares to enter the third year of its experiment with the trendy tools made by Apple Computer, campus officials have announced that they will no longer simply hand out iPods free. Instead, the university will offer two options to any student enrolled in a course that requires the device: The student can either borrow an iPod, at no cost, for the duration of the course, or purchase an iPod at a discounted price of $99.
Still seems a pretty good deal though