It’s back to school time. We know this because stores boxed up swimwear and pool equipment and replaced them with oversized notebooks and boat-sized pencils hanging from the ceiling. Online images depicting young people enjoying technology were swapped for ones showing students hunched over laptops and tablets. The fun business replaced by the learning business.

With my kids grown up, I no longer have to worry about which back-to-school laptop I’m going to buy them. You, I suspect, are deciding between an Intel Core i5 Dell and a sub-$400 Chromebook from Lenovo, Asus, Dell and others.

where did it start