“Thirteen-year-old Jeremy Harmon says that learning on a laptop computer is more fun than just reading a book,” writes Tess Nacelewicz for the Portland Press Herald. “‘You can be more involved with the work and we can do a lot more stuff, like spreadsheets,’ the seventh-grader at Portland’s Lyman Moore Middle School said Thursday. His comments echo those of other seventh-graders who participated in a state study of the impact that Maine’s unique laptop computer initiative is having, halfway through its first year. Among the findings were that 88.5 percent of students agreed that laptops make schoolwork more fun. The study involved a survey that was distributed to the state’s 17,223 seventh-graders who received Apple iBook computers last fall, and to their teachers and school administrators.”