On 27 Mar 2006, at 17:40, Ronan Cunniffe wrote:
>> Did anyone else hear about this?
>>>>http://www.apple.com/uk/education/profiles/fis/>>>> Irish government buying Apples for primary students.
>> I'm amazed they're not using dell & windows.
>> Some opinions?
>>> According to that piece, it's had pilots and is 6-7 years in the
> cooking, which suggests that it has been pushed by (or at least
> with the involvement of) teachers, rather than a blurted visionary
> delusion from the Dept. of Ed.
Yes, it seems to have been driven from the bottom, whence good things
> In fact it seems such a great idea I'm a bit taken aback....
> Even from the Linux evangelist PoV, I think it's cool: every crack
> in the MS dam is worth cheering for. Would a level playing field
> have given this one to Linux?
No, it wouldn't. This particular project has gone Apple because Apple
had the tools to make film production relatively effortless. Those
tools are not available on Linux now, and as for 6 or 7 years ago . . .
> Still, it would have been nice (a) to have heard about this before,
> and (b) to finally hear about it from somewhere local.
We (meaning us Linux geeks) didn't hear about it because didn't
really take place in our reality :-) Once it strayed near our reality
(puff piece on apple.com) we got to snap at it.
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