Is Microsoft bribing schools to focus on its software? Interesting Washington Post article on the subject.
No one can dispute Microsoft’s dominance in the classroom and elsewhere, but that dominance certainly didn’t result from quality software. Tobacco companies have been criticized for marketing their wares to hook kids; is Microsoft’s offering sweetheart deals to schools any more appealing?
I went to my 13 year old’s 8th grade Parent/Student orientation last night, and learned that the Computer Applications class he will be taking will focus solely on M$ Office applications. True, most kids will end up using those apps for their homework, but is that a good thing?