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Tuesday, January 13, 2004  

Public School Screws Geek
A 13-year old middle schooler was suspended for 3 days after he "hacked" his schools computers by displaying to a friend his mastery of DOS networking. He used a built-in command in the OS yesteryear to send "Hey!" to all 80 of the schools computers. And he was suspended for hacking. The problem isn't, as Dave Lieber the author of the above linked story says, that the school's discipline was too harsh or uninformed, but rather that the school's 80 computers are running DOS. Seriously. The last time you could purchase DOS was like in 1745. The problem is America's middle schools have shitty computer labs.

posted by JMV | 1/13/2004 10:30:00 PM
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