The MiPC (pronounced My-PC, how cute) program is intended to get more Michigan residents up to speed in computer usage. The program is accepting bids and will announce the pricing and packages in May or June. No state funding is involved in creating the reduced prices. As Michigan struggles to become technology focused, Governor Granholm's administration has created MiPC to make it possible to place computers in more Michigan households. Most jobs in the future will require some form of computer knowledge and Michigan residents need to develop an edge in that arena. I like the theory behind this program and especially the fact that taxpayer dollars are not being used to finance the computer discounts. The discounts depend on the bids that the state has sent out.