From: Ronan Cunniffe (rcunniff at domain wilde.cs.tcd.ie)
Date: Wed 29 Aug 2001 - 00:38:35 IST
Ok, thanks for all the pointers, it's clarifed the picture (and made it
clear that I'll actually need to get off my backside and *test* the apps
([Word, Number]Shark) involved.... Damn, I hate progress.)
No, the real hurdle is this: school management (in general) is *very* wary
of anything un-ordinary, and they know next to nothing about computers. I
am talking about shrugging off the difference between a "3"86 and a
Pentium "3". They've got a school to run, this is way out of their field,
and ad-hoc arrangements are ab-sol-utely *out*.
My rough idea is make an offer, including 12-months warranty on parts.
The school can get their three quotations (including mine), and if
somebody can do it cheaper than me, then fine. If not, I'm not bluffing.
Does anybody have any further ideas? What should be on paper? Are there
any legal problems with importing stuff for resale?
What I'm hoping for is this one school to bite, give them an autoboot CD
that simply copies onto the machine, point out they can make as many
copies as they like, and then get the virus to spread from school to
school. I would have no financial involvement/risk after the initial
'infection' - the school I am sort of involved with has no suitable
hardware at present.
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