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Wednesday, July 21

Free iPods to Duke Freshman

Duke University is giving all freshmans a free iPod.  From

"...iPod will be loaded with all kinds of useful information, including orientation schedules, calendars, campus tours, even the Duke fight song.

Students also can use them for course content, such as recorded lectures, music, language lessons and audio books. Throughout the year, they will be able to download information through a Duke Web site modeled after Apple's iTunes site, where people can download songs legally.

The program is a one-year experiment, but if Duke likes the results, it could be renewed. Although it is limited to freshmen, upperclassmen enrolled in a class where the devices are being used will get a loaner iPod."

(Thanks BoingBoing)