>... were huge, noisy 286's (the old Zeniths); I can;t
>imagine putting 20 of those in a high school lab these days.
My son attends what claims to be the best private high
school in Silicon Valley. His CS class uses Turbo-Pascal on
286s. He's done some games at home using the old Janus Ada
83 compiler targeting the 286s at school but must be careful
not to require fast FP or VGA display. My daughter's school
has a bunch of donated SGIs which she tells me are used for
web browsing and e-mail. Education today, sigh.