Internet in Colleges
Jun 22, 1998 10:17 PM
by M K Ramadoss
I have always felt that extensive use of Internet including such
applications as www, e-mail, maillists, newsgroups, chat etc. is going to
take off when the current generation of students graduate from schools and
When I was looking into the computer and related facilities provided in
colleges, it is very revealing where technology is heading. In the
University of Texas at Austin, here are some facts:
1. There are more computers than telephones in the campus. About 26000
2. Every room in the dorm has an ethernet connection. 10 MB/sec and going
to 100 MB/sec. with full Internet access.
3. Every student is assigned a e-mail account as soon as admitted.
4. Any student can set up a website.
5. Any student can set up a maillist.
6. Graduate Business School students are required to purchase a notebook
computer when they start school.
7. Libraries have ethernet outlets so that you can connect your computer
from a carrel. Like plugging a toaster into power outlet.
and Much more.....
In the next century, the impact of Internet is going to be like what
happened when printing was invented.
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