Maine laptop program seen as a success

An article in the New York Times is touting the Maine statewide laptop program as a success so far.

Maine began the program a year ago with an agreement for Apple to provide thousands of laptops each year so that 7th and 8th graders throughout Maine could have laptops as part of their curriculum. When initiated, it received luke-warm reviews due to the expense ($37M over 4 years) and its dependence on Apple computers.

Now, many of those same critics are singing its praises.