Purdue and college classroom outlets
Originally Posted by TonyPerkis
I'm going to Purdue...does anyone know or suspect that they have plugs in the class room?
I went to pudue for Electrical Engineering. Yes of course classrooms have outlets but it' still not convienent to plug your laptop into one unless the chair is very close to the wall. Most of the classrooms I have been in the chairs are too far from the wall. Another thing to consider is that if you do manage to stretch your power supply over to the wall then the cord or whole power supply willl be laying on the floor for people to step on. Maybe they will attempt to step over it, who knows. Plugging in your laptop in the classroom might not even be allowed in some instances.
Depending on your major your first two years will be spent in large lecture halls like Class of '50 buiding, Chemistry and EE , MSEE and Physics buiding lecture halls. These rooms seat several hundred and you can't plug in anywhere except up front where the professor is lecturing. I'm sure you will find exceptions but that is not what you were asking. Mostly you will be ****-out-of-luck in the classroom.
A little related anecdote:
I was in Barnes & Nobles bookstore a few months ago. You know how they have those comfortable chairs all around the store? Well this guy decided he wanted to use his laptop while seated in one of the comfy chairs. He plugged in his laptop in an outlet located on a column facing him. I was roaming the computer section and saw his power supply and cord stretched out across the floor leading over to the outlet. I was thinking, "Man somebody is going to trip on that. Why the hell does he HAVE to be plugged in right there?" Sure enough here comes a little girl and steps right on his cord and power supply. Then not even 2 minutes later here comes a guy who gets his feet tangled in the cord. That could have ripped the power supply right from his laptop and caused extensive damage. It didn't; lucky for him. That little incident did finally
convince him to move somewhere more appropriate.
This is something to consider when you start plugging in your laptop in the classroom. Nobody will care more about your laptop than you do so be careful.