I'm new to multi-author Pajamas Media blog where I found the "Laptop U: Where No One Looks at the Professor" article/entry, so I can't speak for the entire site (and its contributors).
That being said, the article/entry caught my attention in a way I would have missed/overlooked before returning to the classroom this past fall.
Cut to the chase for those with little time:
A college professor wonders aloud how she can compete for her students' attention in a laptop driven classroom/lecture hall world.
The obvious 'us vs. them' set-up ends up being less the point than the ethical/professional questions that naturally arise.
A snippet that caught my eye, although I highly recommend reading the entire article:
"The bottom line: in this strange new world of multimedia academia, I’m competing for my students’ attention - and I haven’t even mentioned the distractions of texting on cellphones. With all the distractions, I am essentially forced to shout for attention. The classroom has become a three ring circus, and I’m on the smaller stage off to the right."