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Linux in schools (Gaza style)

Feb 06, 2009, 15:31 (8 Talkback[s])

"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.

"To illustrate:

"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."

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