College Tech Gadgets: Then and NowS

From 35mm SLRs in the 50s to electronic-typewriters of the 80s, PC World has a timeline of gadgets that most changed campus life. For me, it was a giant CRT (which doubled as my room heater). What about you?

As school goes back, it's a fun reminder that the laptop wasn't always the essential piece of tech gear that you need to survive college. And with e-book readers and tablet PCs taking on more and more text-book duties, maybe clam shells in classrooms will soon be old fashioned. Time will tell. [PC World]