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Educators working on the side for Apple: report

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http://www.thelocal.se/45474/20130107/

Educators working on the side for Apple: report

Published: 7 Jan 13 17:03 CET

Local education officials in Sweden are moonlighting for an Apple-supported project which promotes the company's products in Swedish schools, leading to concerns the extra gig presents a conflict of interests.

The project, called T

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"To make matters worse, it appears that several educators feel pressure to stay silent on the matter despite niggling doubts."

So like all apple staff then.

Doesn't surprise me, when I see a school full of macs I can't but help it'd have been better to get budget PCs and spend the rest of the money (there would be a lot left) on improving the kids food or books or something else that's productive.

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"To make matters worse, it appears that several educators feel pressure to stay silent on the matter despite niggling doubts."

So like all apple staff then.

Doesn't surprise me, when I see a school full of macs I can't but help it'd have been better to get budget PCs and spend the rest of the money (there would be a lot left) on improving the kids food or books or something else that's productive.

At LSU, we have a corner in one of the dining halls with several Macs. No idea why, but they are there. Big, expensive looking 27" iMacs, something like that. Nobody uses them. They just sit there looking pretty.

Then they charge us about $10.50 for dinner... not very affordable for poor college students.

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Oh well, it's all just business. ;)

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"To make matters worse, it appears that several educators feel pressure to stay silent on the matter despite niggling doubts."

So like all apple staff then.

Doesn't surprise me, when I see a school full of macs I can't but help it'd have been better to get budget PCs and spend the rest of the money (there would be a lot left) on improving the kids food or books or something else that's productive.

Reminds me when I was at one university where they had iMac's with Windows running on them. I'm not defending Apple but when OEM's spend absolutely no time talking to educators about their products, software etc. then why is anyone surprised that Apple swoops in and takes a section of the market so quickly? What the above article really shows is just how lazy OEM's actually are when push comes to shove.

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Reminds me when I was at one university where they had iMac's with Windows running on them. I'm not defending Apple but when OEM's spend absolutely no time talking to educators about their products, software etc. then why is anyone surprised that Apple swoops in and takes a section of the market so quickly? What the above article really shows is just how lazy OEM's actually are when push comes to shove.

when i was i college 12+ years ago, there was a bunch of iMacs G3 and the same number of Windows computers in the same room; the Windows computers were always occupied while the Macs weren't; the fact that few people knew how to operate them, that it didn't support floppy disks (some of the works we did were made in legacy apps that required floppies and pendrives were still expensive back then) and 95% of the college apps just didn't work in OSX. So why where they bought? i dunno.

More recently: i have a client that's migrating all their desktops / laptops for iMacs / Macbook Pro's...but they also run Windows on a VM because some enterprise apps just won't work in OSX or there's no equivalent (so it's a complete waste of money), but hey in their minds "OSX is more faster and secure than Windows", despite having their machines running slower because of the VM.

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