Mississippi Students Build Their Own PC’s. Mississippi couldn’t afford to put PC’s in every classroom. So students are building them as part of an ambitious effort to add computer engineering to the curriculum. By Michel Marriott. [New York Times: Education]
I think it is awesome that these kids are cranking out machines, especially with the goal of putting one in every classroom in Mississippi. They are learning a ton and helping their school and community But, they are paying over $600 per machine just for the parts. Didn’t I see that for $199 you can get a Lindows box at Wal-Mart? If Lindows is a problem they can pony up another $100 for the one that comes with XP.