Bob Schwier on Fri, 5 Sep 2003 22:17:40 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Microsoft Run High School?

Isn't that nice of the people of Microsoft to provide a school in
Philadelphia after the ass whipping their lawyers did to the city
on the account of unexplainable software?

On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, Chris Mann wrote:

> On Fri, 2003-09-05 at 10:07, Craig Brennan wrote:
> > I wonder what the licensing fees are for all that technology?  As a
> > former Philly school district teacher, I'd be willing to bet that was
> > an afterthought, and it will cost them much more than they think it
> > will.
> I was thinking the same thing. I also think it's a disservice to the
> students. Microsoft is only one part of the computer world, and to only
> teach on their products would be a bad move. I would liken it to
> teaching only American history and forgoing world history. The students
> will go on thinking MS is the end all be all of the computer world.
> Personally, I think "This Is A Bad Thing" from both a personal stand
> point and a parental standpoint. I would rather my kidlet learn about
> the different kinds of options available to him and then have him make
> his choice. 
> I feel sorry for the people who have to admin this schools network. I
> would imagine most of their time would be spent patching.
> I also think it makes Jon's project even more relevant (not that it was
> ever anything but) and timely. 
> -- 
> Christopher Mann
> Systems Administrator
> Stonebridge Bank
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