On Wed, 31 May 1995, Russell Willis said:
I've spoken with at least one contact in South Africa whose statements
support what you've said below. He teaches at a university there in South
Africa and mentioned that he was "making do" with a 386. The overall
impres- sion was that - yes - computers are not yet in wide spread use in
Gee Russell, that doesn't sound right. I did not attend one of the
universities but I have just asked some of my colleagues. It appears that
most of the universities have mainframes as well as minis and PCs.
Research is usually conducted on state-of-the-art machines.
Certainly, most of the students in the IT field either have PCs or have easy
access to PCs or terminals.
If your source was addressing non-IT students, her/his point might be valid.