By Michael Morris
In the technological age we live in, computers have become essential in everyday life.
But for families with students enrolled at Edwin Markham Elementary School, today marked the genesis of that experience countless people take for granted.
The Vacaville Unified School District donated 55 fully functioning Dell Optiplex 755 computer workstations Thursday in the multipurpose room at Markham Elementary. Distributing 25 computers in the morning and another 30 that night, 55 families left with a computer; even if that meant walking their new PC home in the rain.
“Nowadays access to a computer and the internet is almost a human right,” said Steven Berry, a computer technician for VUSD. “You can’t do much anymore without a computer when it comes to education, finding a job, or anything like that. By giving these families a computer that they didn’t have before, we’re helping improve their life.”