How is this for a fun bus ride to school: a magic school bus with XO laptops! Vanderbilt University medical scientist Billy Hudson started a program called Aspirnauts for the rural kids in his hometown of Grapevine. On their hour-long bus ride to school, they get to play with XO laptops in a whole new version of "one laptop per child":
I only wish my school time bus rides were such fun. I was stuck back in the olden days when we just had books and spitballs.