The retired engineer is an outspoken critic of the tablet computers that
And he felt school administrators weren't taking his concerns seriously.
"I was like, 'I give up, I quit,' I couldn't keep this up anymore, I've had enough," he said. "But then someone called me, said they were collecting them back up."
Colin, 77, felt vindicated, Friday -- sort of -- when GCS announced that it was suspending the tablet program after experiencing problems with about 1,500 of the devices that included broken screens and a melted charger.
Colin, who worked as an electronics engineer for more than 35 years, has filed numerous public information requests with GCS regarding the tablets.
"It just seemed like common sense," he said. "It's a retail product, and they're trying to use it in a commercial-type operation."
In a recent email that Colin sent to GCS Board Chairman
According to a spokesman from Amplify, the company providing the tablets, there is no risk with leaving them plugged in overnight.
GCS director of communications
Only one charger has melted, she said, though about 175 have issues with the part that plugs into the tablet breaking.
Shah-Khan also said that Colin's findings or emails had nothing to do with the decision to suspend the program.
For his part, Colin doesn't see himself as a crusader, but rather just as "somebody who looked."
"I just nagged them, pestered them and sent everyone emails and letters and showed up at every meeting," he said.
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