Unfriendly Article vents at Edugeek and its members
As is his tradition spannerman seems to be taking another swing at Edugeek and its members:
Is Microsoft planning to upgrade ICT in our schools for free? - Spannerman's Edublog
I resent that implication as I do many of his implications, yes there are members avidly holding on to XP but there are many that have gone Windows Vista and 7. We may not all be avid app dwellers or google addicts as suggested in the article but progress from XP has been made in many places.
We now know that to make matters worse we face four years of spending cuts which do not bode well for school ICT ... but even so does anyone really believe that in 2016 we will still be using Windows XP as the OS in the majority of schools?
If you do (i.e. you are a member of Edugeek) consider that by as early as the end of 2011, 3D displays will be as commonplace as gesture-driven interfaces, HTML5, or Silverlight will be in place and to top it all everyone, students included, will carry i-Phones or Androids and live and breathe ‘apps’.
I wonder loudly how the author managed to get a post writing for a known publication no matter how questionable. Perhaps his controversial views and outright ignorance regarding certain matters appeals to their advertising department.