Duke buys entire freshmen class iPods

Just saw this post in Boing Boing today. Now that’s a forward looking program.

[Boing Boing entry] Duke University is buying iPods for its entire incoming freshman class.

“”Whoa!” said rising Duke freshman Mollie Tucker of Raleigh when she learned she’d pocket an iPod. “It sounds like a good idea. It sounds really cool.” When she arrives Aug. 19, her iPod will be loaded with all kinds of useful information, including orientation schedules, calendars, campus tours, even the Duke fight song.

“Students also can use them for course content, such as recorded lectures, music, language lessons and audio books. Throughout the year, they will be able to download information through a Duke Web site modeled after Apple’s iTunes site…”

Link (Thanks, Thomas!) [Boing Boing]