Remember grocery-bag book covers that kids decorated themselves? PeeChees with conversion tables on the inside cover? Skate keys?
Program a dirge into the iPod for those boomer artifacts and at least one more, say forward-focused educators: paper textbooks.
"I think we have seen the last adoption of paper texts. I think students, instead of carrying a 50-pound backpack, will be carrying a small hand-held device," Empire Superintendent Bob Price told district trustees last month.