Reader Adam sent me an email recently: "I am a teacher and want to use Mindstorms in my classroom. I have the money to get them, and I would like to get the NXT, but my administrator wants to go with the tried and true RCX. She feels that a lot of the wrinkles have already been worked out of that system, and feels we shouldn't be the guinea pigs for the new system. Keep in mind that using anything in a classroom setting is quite different than just tinkering on your own. You have to be able to get a meaningful task accomplished in a set period of time without technical glitches. We are also concerned about the new building system and think in might be hard for seventh grade girls (who I teach) to use it. I would be very thankful if you or other who visit your site could offer some opinions. Would the NXT offer that much more to my students?"
Please add your thoughts for Adam if you have any... thanks!