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  • Computer Virus Forces Hospital To Divert Ambulances
    By on December 10, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    McGruber writes “The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper is reporting that a hospital with campuses in Lawrenceville and Duluth, Georgia turned ambulances away after the discovery of ‘a system-wide computer virus that slowed patient registration and other operations.’ They’re only currently accepting patients with ‘dire emergencies.’ A spokeswoman for the hospital said the diversion happened because ‘it’s a trauma center and needs to (more…)

  • MA High School Forces All Students To Buy MacBooks
    By on June 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader sends in this excerpt from the Salem News:
    “A new program at Beverly High will equip every student with a new laptop computer to prepare kids for a high-tech future. But there’s a catch. The money for the $900 Apple MacBooks will come out of parents’ pockets. ‘You’re kidding me,’ parent Jenn Parisella said when she found out she’d have to buy her sophomore daughter, Sky, a new computer. ‘She has a laptop. Why would I buy her another (more…)