[clug] Linux on new school computers

Pilcher, Fred Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au
Mon Nov 26 22:09:43 GMT 2007

Daniel wrote: 
> Why?
> I'm not trying to stir up trouble, but if you've never seen 
> windows, does this make you more or less employable as a 
> receptionist or other office staff?  What about in other 
> roles? The push in schools is for job readiness; nobody in 
> the media is talking about the real purpose and value of 
> education, only employment, skills and money.  If you want to 
> get in on the action, you can't use (valid) philosophical, 
> moral or ethical arguments, it won't wash with the 
> beaurocrats, the pollies or the public.

It sounds as if you speak with the voice of experience, Daniel.
Nevertheless, the tide of evidence of the benefits is rising and I don't
think it'd hurt for us to have another try. And another. And another.

Never say die. ;-)

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