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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?).

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