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The child and the machine : how computers put our children's education at risk / Alison Armstrong and Charles Casement.
Publisher Beltsville, MD : Robins Lane Press, 2000.
Failure to connect : how computers affect our children's minds--and what we can do about it / Jane M. Healy.
Publisher New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999, c1998.
High tech heretic : why computers don't belong in the classroom and other reflections by a computer contrarian / Clifford Stoll.
Publisher New York : Doubleday, 1999.
Oversold and underused : computers in the classroom / Larry Cuban.
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2001.
I've read the first one (which was very interesting) but not the others. They should provide lots of ammunition for your friend's appeal. I used a computer at that age, a Commdore 64, but I can't see what the advantage is educationally. Honestly, I'm not sure why 3 y/o kids need school anyhow, but they sure as heck don't need computers.