Computers in the classroom? Just one... MINE

Engadget points out a trend on professors banning computers in the classroom... and I think its a great idea.

When I taught my blogging class last year, I did it in a computer lab.  All I heard while I was teaching was the clicking of keys...   and I guarantee you they were not taking notes.  (I know that because the two classes I took in computer labs were definately exercises in continuous partial attention.)   

So this year, I'm in a room with just desks and I've got the computer and projector up at the podium.  All eyeballs on me.  I'm all for banning the cellphones, too.