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Links 1 through 9 of 9 by Simon Phipps tagged school

This clear explanation of the hole UK schools have got themselves in with ICT rings true for me. I remember explaining very clearly to the headmaster of a local school why the new infrastructure he was creating in his new school buildings needed to use virtualisation, thin clients and open source software for as much as possible, and then watching him install Windows PCs everywhere. I bet that school has the mother of all legacy issues today.

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A great initiative to get kids out of those SUVs and walking to school again.

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The teacher in this case has the tone of someone who tried religion at college and now is an ardent atheist. Sadly, the campaigner has a tone that rather supports her prejudice. Breaking the self-amplifying lock-in loops that the schools are sustaining is probably the hardest challenge for the technology industry.

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The number of spontaneous software freedom activities coming out of India reflects the diversity and drive of the people. This international scheme promotes creative expolration of the potential of ODF - wonderful stuff that I'd encourage school-age students to join in with.

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This is one of several similar moves in Malaysia, where pragmatism is winning and back-room pressure from foreign corporations seems to be losing.

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It's not just voting that's going electronic. I wonder how this is audited?

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Of course, if they had developed a thin client strategy instead of being sucked (suckered?) into the Windows Trap, the updates would be of a server or two and the old workstations would remain an asset.

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Copyright blackmail fund in Australia trying to get protection money for something that is not theirs. Looks like the RIAA has validated a model that the rest of the worlds middle-men want to copy. I hope they charge royalties...

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Why there are no good sex education books in the US, and why market forces aren't enough to guarantee freedom

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