"From an Open Source perspective January has been a very busy,
if slightly surreal, start to 2009 and from a blogging perspective
it has been not dissimilar to Alice in Wonderland. By this I mean
that like Alice, if you follow a rabbit pel mel into a hole you
cannot be sure what will emerge.
"Last week we were at the UK's biggest education technology
event (BETT) where we found huge amounts of interest in Open Source
software, Netbooks and Thin-Client computing; all very gratifying
as I have been banging on about this for ages, but events soon took
on an unreal feel.
"First there was a very welcome but surprise interview with the
BBC about the virtues of Open Source software then, bizarrely, the
Linux OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) hove back view being promoted by
The BECTA-Gov sponsored Open Schools Alliance ?.. and if that were
not enough for one day, Linux Today reported that 5000 OLPCs are to
be given by UNRWA to children in Gaza."