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Reading, Writing, iPod?

North Carolina's Duke University is handing out more than just campus maps and directions to the bookstore to their incoming freshmen this fall -- they're also giving each an every one of them an iPod.

No, the faculty hasn't gone MP3 happy. Aside from its main music playing capability, iPods can house information. The University plans to import school-related info into the players, including freshmen orientation info, the academic calendar, campus tours and more. In the works as well is a web site where students will be able to not only download songs, but course content including language lessons, lectures and audio books.

Jeez, these kids get iPods. Only thing my College gave me besides my diploma was tuition loans.