Teen spirit we don't need

A binder with speakers--bad idea

Our feelings about student gear with external speakers should be fairly clear by now, so one can image how we reacted upon learning of a binder that comes with stereo satellites, as seen on Electronista. We're thankful, at least, that it can take headphones as well, so the rest of us won't necessarily be subjected to our kids' blaring tunes.

We can't really blame school supplies companies for keeping up with the times, but we can't help but feel somewhat betrayed by the one that makes this binder--Mead--because it used to make classroom products that were staples when we were kids too. Does anyone else remember the "Pee-Chee"?

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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