The first story, about a year ago, was a “puff piece on blogging”, while the new one is about how laptops are a distraction in college classes.
However, beyond the humor in the editors using him as the generic “poster boy of high-tech attention deficit”, this quote from a professor and the blogger’s comment caught my eye.
“You’d walk by other classes and see everybody playing solitaire,” complains one professor. If “everybody” in your class is playing solitaire during class you have bigger educational challenges than a surplus of technology.
I’d say that’s about right.