There are 438 people
99% have facebook accounts
1% have landlines
The personal landline is a technology that will be obsolete relatively soon. Why have that, when you have caller id, and even web based filtering systems like Google's Grand Central?
- Year that an incoming Amherst College class first created a
Facebook group so that they could socialize and otherwise get to know
each other prior to arriving on campus: 2006.
- By the end of August 2008 the total number of members and posts at the Amherst College Class of 2012 Facebook group: 432 members and 3,225 posts.
Of the 438, only 14 brought desktops.
The desktop computer is now a corporate, business machine. I think this is probably true in a lot of places, laptops are how students (and 18 year olds) deal with computers. What comes with this is an expectation that any bit of information is readily available at any time. I've had students whip out theirs in the middle of class to answer a question raised (although in some cases, their answer is actually not really on the mark).
Anyways, the future is an interesting place.