At my daughter’s school, where Zoom learning is still the norm, students are required to use the school-issued Chromebooks even though most families have multiple computers in their household. This is in contrast to districts where many families have no computers, and the schools can’t make up the difference because of the fierce competition for laptops. NYT: The Digital Divide Starts With a Laptop Shortage. In a crisis, the market doesn’t work without government leadership. This story provides a perfect example.