There's no mistaking the fact that IU is squarely in the middle of the information age. If you take one look around in any building, you'll find computer labs and e-mail express stations, many of which are open until the wee hours of the morning for those on a deadline. With an extensive network of support online, over the phone, or even through personal interaction, it would be difficult for even the most technologically-impaired student to feel left in the dark. Every dorm room has a high-speed Ethernet connection, and there's no waiting for campus computers to catch up. The numerous awards IU has won for its technological savvy and the simple convenience of the equipment proves the campus is wired for academic success.
Computers are expensive, and it may not always be an option to bring your own when you come to IU, but if it's possible, a personal unit is highly recommended. With your own PC, you'll have the option to fight lab traffic at peak hours or procrastinate at your own pace on that term paper that won't seem to write itself. Also, there are Macs with special software like Adobe Photoshop and DreamWeaver in some schools, notably the fine arts and journalism schools, so if you can't afford expensive professional wares, you're still covered. If you don't have your own, though, IU makes survival possible and not at all unpleasant.