On the agenda: One laptop per councilor

06.10.2009 by André Natta · → 2 Comments

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In case you missed it yesterday morning, Mayor Langford presented each of the members of the Birmingham City Council with an HP Mini notebook, comple with capability to connect to the Internet using WiFi and an AirCard courtesy of Verizon Wireless. They also received an 8 GB jump drive containing several city reports, including the budget that they are currently working on and a bag to carry it all in; Birmingham Weekly tweeted a description of the embroidered message. A series of classes will be offered for those councilors and city employees that are interested.

The Birmingham News pointed out the total cost of the expenditure in today’s paper, as well as the status of the budget that seems to have encouraged their distribution.

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J Matt
J Matt

Paid with our money! The taxpayers. All just to make a joke. How wonderful is that.

J Matt
J Matt

Paid with our money! The taxpayers. All just to make a joke. How wonderful is that.