A few weeks ago, I came across a thought-provoking New York Times' article, Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. Susan Dynarski, a professor of education, public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, has banned almost all electronic devices during her classes and research seminars. Her rationale for the ban … Continue reading I broke my laptop and my grades improved! Re: Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.