Making the Case Against Laptops … With Liquid Nitrogen

Pro­fes­sors are increas­ing­ly sour­ing on stu­dents bring­ing their lap­tops to class. Some are ban­ning them. (The Wash­ing­ton Post has more on that.) And some are ban­ning them emphat­i­cal­ly. Like the physics pro­fes­sor from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Okla­homa. (Watch the video above.) What’s the solu­tion? Maybe this stu­dent has the right idea (said in jest).

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  • Maybe they should ban pen­cils to pre­vent doo­dling in class as well?

  • norelpref says:

    An act of des­per­a­tion. They know that laptops/netbooks/smart devices will one day, and per­haps soon, replace them.

  • Kimberly says:

    I am dys­graph­ic and dyslex­ic. My lap­top is a tool I use to learn. I can’t take note my hand, nev­er could. If I had this pro­fes­sor — I would be fil­ing an ADA com­plaint before he mad it back t his office.

  • Bill Rankin says:

    What’s most amus­ing, is that through­out his “no-tech­nol­o­gy-in-the-class” dia­tribe, he’s sport­ing a mobile phone in a hol­ster. If only it had gone off dur­ing his rant…

  • Lmaris says:

    You mean they might actu­al­ly have to attend class, take notes, and pay atten­tion to pass a class? Inhu­mane tor­ture!

    Maybe the uni­ver­si­ties will be able to charge addi­tion­al tuition for the snowflake’s par­ent to attend class and do their work for them.

  • Boz says:

    Can I do that to dis­tract­ing lap­tops and oth­er per­son­al elec­tron­ic devices in my home?

  • Koolaid says:

    Maybe the wid­west is dif­fer­ent but when you attend the vis­it days before you even get accept­ed to my school they told us we were required to have our own per­son­al lap­tops for class.

    I thought that is was fun­ny that con­sid­er­ing he was not using chalk, chalk­board and a hybis­cus he had no right to hyp­o­crit­i­cal­ly destroy any­one elses tech.

  • Koolaid says:

    o and not to men­tion one of our prof has his ring tone set to son­ic boom and his ring tone is a cat scream­ing as if it just got ran over by a semi. He will answer in the mid­dle of class.

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