The sad case of technology education in the United States
May 01, 2009, 17:16 (5 Talkback[s])
"A lot of people have blogged about this web app from Red Hat.
But, perhaps the OSI data could be used as a Technology Policy
Corruption Index when combined with lobbying data for companies
like Microsoft. After all, when was the last time an impoverished
kid who would benefit from a free software telecentro wined and
dined a U.S. Senator?
"The real world impact of technology policy failures in the US,
using an example from the public education system: To illustrate
what it means to be "left in Brazil's dust" on technology education
policy, you can go to Adams Memorial Middle School's "Computer Lab"
homepage -- graciously hosted by Tripod -- and you'll get a pop-ad
ad when you click to enter the site (we got a scantily-clad woman
selling a weight-loss scam ... what will you get?).