Getting a University education just got trendier, as Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania announced Wednesday it would be kitting out all new 2011-2012 first years with iPads, to lighten their book load – and their wallets.
If handing out the hyped up iPads wasn’t enough, the uni is also doling out brand spanking new Macbooks, but is charging all students $500 per semester in charges for the digital luxuries. Talk about teching advantage.
With thousands of e-book classics now online, courtesy of Google and short copyright laws, Seton Hill students can probably expect to spend very little time teetering atop wonky chairs in a dusty library to find their course material. Which somewhat takes all the fun and character out of university life, but hey, it’s hipster heaven.
Seton Hill isn’t the only too-cool-for-school University out there bestowing fruity toys on its student body. George Hill University will also purportedly be offering its students either a Macbook or an iPad this coming September.
Core Blimey, and here we were thinking apples were for the teacher, not the bloody students.