From an email that’s been doing the rounds:
“I went into class this morning with the naïvely optimistic expectation that the set of laptops I had brought in with me would actually work.
They did not.
By the numbers:
8 – number of laptops I brought into class
6 – the number of which successfully booted up
5 – the number that successfully loaded Internet Explorer
3 – the number that successfully loaded a webpage
2 – the number that froze up permanently when the screensaver came on
1 – laptop which successfully loaded IE and the site we wanted to use and didn’t freeze up
10 – the number of students taught less effectively as their teacher fooled with the laptops for too much of the lesson
4 – the number of minutes wasted writing this email
Consider yourselves warned”
If anyone knows where it originated, I’d love to know by email but I’m sure the school in question would not want their identity revealed here!