Forest City, Iowa, high school sophomore Liv Anderson isn't using any paper for classroom notes or assignments for four weeks. Instead she's using the latest in portable computer technology, a Compaq Tablet PC T1000 from Hewlett-Packard Co., as an experiment.

The Tablet PC can be used as a laptop with a keyboard or as a slate with a special digital pen to navigate and take handwritten notes. A portable document scanner allows Anderson to transfer homework assignments and reference material handed out in class into the computer.

The experiment was


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