In a column for her high school newspaper, the Cave Spring Edge, senior editor Emma Berry criticizes a laptop initiative in Roanoke County, Va., for being misguided. She argues that giving laptops to wealthy students who have computers at home is a waste of money, and she also points out that the district is forcing students to use technology for the sake of technology and not for real learning goals. Although Berry comes down hard against the laptops, fellow student Nilam Pate argues in favor of the program, pointing out that it has made backpacks lighter and studying easier.