[plug] WA Govenment iPads for year 1 and 2 students
Lucas van staden
lvs at dedmeet.com
Fri Feb 10 03:51:45 WST 2012
>IME: People who treat computers as fashion accessories and status symbols
> with a few exceptions, quite inept as using the devices for productive
A company I deal with, all the exec's are forced to have mac's, because the
owner deemped they look cool and professional.
But then they all run bootcamp with crippled windows on them, and end up
half as productive as they could be due to slow, unresponsive systems
makes no sense.
On Feb 10, 2012 3:34 AM, "Bernd Felsche" <bernie at innovative.iinet.net.au>
> On Thu, 9 Feb 2012 23:46:40 Euan de Kock wrote:
> > Conversely, there is a pragmatic side to the schools decisions,
> > when you see business users and trend setters rushing to get iPads
> > it is not a difficult choice to want your kids/pupils to be
> > exposed to what appears to be the business tools of the future.
> Sorry, I find that pragmatism irksome. Schools are supposed to be
> for education, not training.
> There is a huge difference between schools educating people who will
> be able to individually adapt in a rapidly changing world; and
> churning out "trainees" who can jump straight into a job, but will
> be useless in 5 years because the technology will have (hopefully!)
> > How many execs have you spotted on the train with an OLPC laptop?,
> How many execs have you spotted on a train? They're usually the
> muddle-managers, trying to run an Excel macro that they got from a
> mate, while the macro keeps downloading pr0n.
> > Linux laptop ?, even netbooks seems so noughties now.
> IME: People who treat computers as fashion accessories and status
> symbols are, with a few exceptions, quite inept as using the devices
> for productive work. Companies foist computers (of any shape or
> size) on their staff, expecting miraculous leaps in the information
> flow. Sadly, the leap is more often than not like a plunge.
> "What everybody else is doing" seems to be the catch-cry. Lead by
> following the herd. I'm so unkind as to pose the question how they
> think they can succeed against competitors if they do everything the
> same way.
> It is not desirable to have the current generation of children
> doomed to stasis, drudgery, conformity and ambitions to mediocrity.
> The world will change and leave them behind. Only an education can
> /"\ Bernd Felsche - Innovative Reckoning, Perth, Western Australia
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