Apple CEO Steve Jobs made a trip to Heniro County on Friday to speak with teachers and students according to the
“Wearing his trademark Levi’s and black button-down shirt, Jobs told Henrico teachers, students and administrators at the Landmark Theater that he came to Richmond to underscore the local school system’s decision to embrace the wireless iBooks,” writes Mcgregor McCance in the Times-Dispatch article.
“I want every other district in this country to copy it,” Jobs said.
At a special event launching the iBook in Cupertino on May 1, Jobs invited Dr. Mark Edwards, superintendent of Henrico County Public Schools on stage to explain why the school district chose 23,000 iBooks.
“We chose Apple’s iBook because our experience has shown that it costs significantly more to support other platforms,” he said. “Apple’s iBook is the best product available to meet our instructional needs.”