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By Stephen Hackett

The Hackett File: Apple and Education and the Future

With Apple’s event this month centering on the education market and tools for the classroom, I was suddenly propelled back to early memories of using a Mac at school.

I’ve written about my high school newspaper experience before, but the memories that recently sprang to mind were of elementary school and a rather uninteresting line of beige all-in-one Macs, like the LC 520 and its offspring.

I don’t remember using the computers for much, as I think my access was only in 4th and 5th grade, with only two Macs in each classroom for student use.

(There was a third Mac that our teacher would use for work and to display content on a large CRT television strapped to the top of a cart.)

My most vivid memory from these early computing days are that of a game. Specifically, Odell Down Under, whose PC version is playable online thanks to the Internet Archive.

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