Some colleges like BSC and Framingham State have started a program requiring new students to purchase laptops for school. I don't know about everyone else, but I didn't exactly have tons of money when I went to college. More state schools are planning to implement this next year. Supposedly they have a deal with Dell making the laptops available to students at a discounted rate of $1,200.00 I agree that this is a good "idea", but considering how expensive everything is these days it seems to me that this is a little harsh. What ever happened to drunkenly stumbling down to the campus library/computer room?