"It was a pretty personal deal between Steve Ballmer and
president of the Generalitat de Catalunya Jose Montilla. According
to an announcement out of Barcelona, Microsoft is to provide the
Catalonian schools with touchscreen PCs and projects, making it
easier for their students and teachers to cozy up to their
proprietary software. The first transaction was to present the city
of Lleida a new computer center, although no further details were
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