This advertisement is a clever remix and upgrade of Teddy Roosevelt’s famous quotation, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Instead the Amazon marketeers exhort us, “Walk Boldly and Carry a Small Computer!”

Walk Boldly and Carry a Small Computer

It is amazing to see just how many “netbook” laptops are available this holiday season for about $300, some for even less!

Tony Vincent has an excellent resource page on his site about netbooks and web applications, which are (in many cases) perfectly suited for netbooks. He links to the WikiPedia “Comparison of Netbooks” page, which offers an eye opening list of current netbook options as well as features.

How long will it be until all the 3rd through 12th grade students in our Oklahoma public schools are toting and using netbooks instead of backpacks full of analog, un-upgradable textbooks?

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On the topic of netbooks, remember the “Give One, Get One” campaign is on again this year!

One Laptop per Child: Give 1 Get 1

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One Response to Forgo the big stick, carry a small computer instead

  1. […] responding? Very slowly, and often very poorly. It’s time to embrace digital media NOW. Netbooks are here. The digital learning revolution is underway. The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. […]

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