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 From Now On
The Educational Technology Journal

 Vol 13|No 9|May|2003
© 2003, Jamie McKenzie

© FNO Press, 2003

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Racing for Technology

In some schools and districts, the most important thing is being first in the technology race. First fibered district. First laptop school. First laptop state. First handheld school. First virtual school. First digital school. First paperless, bookless, unlibraried school.

In the rush to be first to use a particular tool, sensible planning tends to be an after thought. "Ready, shoot, aim!"

Many of these projects are ill-considered, wasteful and plagued by grandiosity.