A 15-year old girl from Puyallup won a recent Microsoft contest that looked for people using Windows XP in interesting ways. (News article here) Jeannine Johnson uses a computer and monitoring equipment on her dragster to check on its performance. I think there are a couple of interesting things here. There is the obvious message that neither cars nor computers are just for boys of course. But there is also the clear message that computers are getting involved in more activities, including sports, than ever before. No matter what our students want to do in the future computers are likely to be part of it. Getting some knowledge of them beyond the basic applications is going to help.