Moshe Goldfarb wrote:
> On 27 Jul 2009 16:44:49 GMT, TomB wrote:
>> On 2009-07-27, the following emerged from the brain of Moshe Goldfarb:
>>> On Mon, 27 Jul 2009 16:37:06 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> Why aren't schools adopting open source?
>>> Because the idea is to teach software that is the standard in
>>> the business world.
>> The idea should be to teach principles rather than specific software.
> True, however when you teach the defacto standard you get both.
Utter rubbish. By the time those kids leave school, any specific software
knowledge has become worthless -- what with new versions every few years.
Also, most people, students included, hardly master even the basics of a
word processor, so any word processor will do.
There's not a single reason why schools should waste tax payers' money on
Microsoft products if free products are available which will do the job
just as well in every respect.
And who knows, perhaps in half a dozen years or so, MS Office will *not* be
the de facto standard any more. Well done.