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Lisa Neal-Shaw <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:07:50 -0500
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Bearing in mind that everything created on a Chromebook is in fact and 
effect created on Google's servers, here's what the Washington post had to 
say about Google's new privacy standards as of one year ago:

I thought when these first came out that they were a natural for for 
libraries as public access computers since everything stays in the cloud 
rather than ending up parked on desktops. However, some reviews warn that 
flash-based games do not always run smoothly, and even many of Google's own 
apps don't play that well. Chrome also was reported to crash far too often, 
but that was a bug that might have since been addressed. 

I will be interested to see what others think.


Lisa Neal Shaw, Reference Librarian

City of Presque Isle

"The Star City"

Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library

39 Second Street

Presque Isle, Maine 04769

(207) 764-2571

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From: "Marilyn Joyce" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 12:20 PM
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Subject: [MELIBS-L] Chromebooks 

Once again I want to tap into the collective wisdom of my colleagues.

Brewer High School is looking at purchasing Chromebooks for the next round
of student issued computers. Any thoughts on the pros and cons?  To what
degree is privacy an issue with this type of cloud computing?


Marilyn Z. Joyce
School Librarian
Brewer High School
Brewer, Maine