Duke University has decided not to reprise last year's experimental mass handout of Apple Computer's iPod portable digital players to all incoming freshman. Instead, only students enrolled in certain classes will get the free hard-disk devices in the future, Duke said. The school's decision is based on an evaluation of the first-of-its-kind program, which found mixed results.


Early results of the iPod program review indicate that 75 percent of freshmen surveyed used the iPods for academic purposes. Of those students, half used the iPods as per instruction, and half used them of their own accord. The university

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