Have to agree.
I went to an educational ICT show in London yesterday and took my Eee Pc.
I have to agree that the size made it very easy to carry round, the quick start up time made it easier than keep hibinating it and wasting battery, and I picked up the countless wi-fi signals being used.
I did expect a few companies to be trying to sell the idea of Eee Pc's to schools, but what I did not expect was the amount of Eee Pc's being used on stands to control equipment or to demonstrate cameras, printers and other devices.
The way in which companies are jumping on this little gem only goes to prove that ASUS are already on to a winner and do not really need to be looking at changing to much. I have hacked mine slightly so that after starting in to simple mode I can switch it to full desktop mode. It would be nice to see this option as standard. Your normal average person has never seen Linux running and this would give them the chance a could be a very big boost to Linux.