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ZDNet UK: Open Source in Education: Winning Hearts and Minds

Mar 07, 2006, 18:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

"'Give me a child until he is seven and he is mine for life.' While this Jesuit maxim was originally conceived with religious fervour in mind, some technology companies are equally zealous about its relevance to IT adoption. The education sector is an enormously important one to technology companies not only because it is an extremely lucrative market in its own right but it also a way of influencing the technical proclivities of the next generation.

"'For companies like Microsoft the school market is important because they're leading innocent young minds to love Microsoft technologies,' says Ovum analyst Gary Barnett..."

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