Palm devices: Not just for nerds

— 9:54 AM on August 3, 2000

Here's something you don't see everyday. Salon has a story about Palm and Claudia Schiffer teaming up to offer a Palm Vx Claudia Schiffer Edition, sold exclusively through the supermodel's own website. These things are becoming ubiquitous, and they're not just for students. ZDNet is reporting that some schools are using them to keep tabs on their students. Is that an invasion of privacy?

Of course, students can use these devices to cheat on tests by beaming their answers to each other. It's Bill Gates's vision transmogrified: not a computer on every desktop, but a handheld in every palm. Now, if only they would come out with a Britney Spears edition...

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