Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Chicken In Every Pot

A thought about KRudd's announcement that by 1990 no Australia child will... sorry wrong Labor bloke. That every Australian high school child will have their own computer.

It's an announcement that will have the IT department in every school shuddering in fear: Lap tops, lots of laptops. Lots of stealable lap tops. Networks that need to be built and maintained, software to be purchased and maintained, hardware to be maintained in a rapidly superceded market.

The fact of the matter is school children already have very good access to computers and don't need to be lumbered with aging hardware and schools don't need to be lumbered with trouble shooting virus infested hard drives.

Andrew Bolt's commenters have additional reasons why Kev's idea is a dud.

-- Nora

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