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Comment Re:Information... (Score 1) 169

There are also a huge honey pot with a lot of piggies firmly planted in those pies. Recent history has taught us that a couple of well lucrative contracts = a couple of helpful politicians.

If textbooks were online, I would think OLPC or netbooks (even if they only lasted a couple of years) could probably be used for the same, or less cost. They would also add a lot of utility. Hopefully it is not just a would-be-cool thought.

Training would be a bitch though.

"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will." -- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"