the teacher i supported bought all his appleIIs from me after i repaired
them.. then later he started buying old repaired ibm clones this was
before donating to schools became fashionable. i laugh when i look back
at photos of his classroom full of apple IIs and later 386/486 ibm
now, you know what he taught his 5th + 6th grade kids? file
management.. so they would know where their documents were stored on
either diskette or the hard drive, and document creation using a word
i recall one pc had a cdrom drive to use one of those cdrom encyclopedias
this lucky teacher got written up in the paper (he gave me no credit,
unfortunately), got a big pay raise a few years later adn was loved by
all his upper middle class kids' parents who thought their kids were way
ahead of the curve when it came ot getting a good computer education in
no spreadsheets or internet or database or graphics design or digital
mp3 file swapping linux win nt xp crap.. just the very basics.. adn
those kids did not mind the slow 386+486 pcs they were using...
so the gobal pc would be fine for a school, especially at the give away
price these will probably be sold at.. and if a school that could use
some good cheap pcs and misses out on them, well that is just terrible.
> Honestly, Hyusbo, and you know I've been kidding you from time to time, but
> it would be out of the ordinary for 5th and 6th graders to want a Global PC.
> At school, the teachers and school administrators are given either a Mac or
> a Windows PC because that's what is normally on the acquisition list. A
> teacher doesn't just go out and buy a bunch of inexpensive computers, they
> have to go through beaucratic channels. I suppose there might be exceptions
> but its just the way things happen in the public sector. As a distributor,
> you would get onto a biding list and when hardware or software comes up, you
> simply anser the RFP. I've only seen PCs and Macs, Windows and Linux, and
> sometimes a work station for engineering or classroom study and the big bids
> can go for up to or over a million dollars with large screen teaching
> monitors, LANs, Servers, et al. On the low end, its usually just PCs with
> Windows and software thrown in. After that, its peripheral upgrades and
> software upgrades, etc over the equipment lifecycle.
>>those machines would be fine for 5th and 6th graders.... i know, years
>>ago i supported a teacher friend of mine on his apple and win3x 486
>>computers which the kids used to write reports.. geos could do the same
>>work with less headache for the teacher
>>someone coudl probably buy 10 of those GPCs for the price of one new
>>windows headache box
>>>>i guess a school could get a lot of good work machines for little
>>>I have to laugh when clueless white people refer to "schools" as though
>>>were third world villages located in the jungle where the students walk
>>>miles to a mud hut. Inside, a Global PC is running off electricity
>>>by a generator powered by dried cow dung.
>>>Wake up Hyubso, smell the Chitlin. Schools don't want Global PC relics.
>>>only thing valuable in that pacjage is the keyboard's wrist pad.