Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Lengthy article on the Henrico, CO VA iBook program started in 2001. <br><br>Click Here<br><br>Note the numbers of those who like the Mac vs. Windows. Administrators love the Mac. Middle School kids love the Mac. Others? Well...<br><br>Lies, damned lies, and statistics.<br><br>A bunch of things pop out of that article:<br><br>1 - "54 percent of parents would prefer a Windows-based system for their children, while only 12 percent favor Apple."<br><br>What about the other 34%? What do they favor?<br><br>2 - "The survey found lukewarm support for the Apple operating system."<br><br>Mac OS 9.x or Mac OS X? Were the systems upgraded regularly?<br><br>3 - "while administrators showed the strongest support for Apple, selecting it over Windows 66 percent to 8 percent."<br><br>Hello? What's that say? People who "know" prefer the Mac?<br><br>4 - "The survey did not ask how much of that time was devoted to schoolwork and how much was spent on recreational use."<br><br>That's like, oh, I dunno, a REALLY important piece of information, don't you think??<br><br>5 - "High-school students also favor Windows over Apple, 51 percent to 24 percent, but middle-schoolers prefer Apple 41 percent to 36 percent."<br><br>Amazingly, Apple's 2% marketshare becomes 24% "preference share" for high schoolers who haven't been as heavily indoctrinated by the Microsoft Industrial Complex. Among middle-schoolers (less indoctrination by MIC) Apple is preferred.<br><br>Remarkable.<br><br><br>tera<br>--<br>Tera Patricks<br>Mac360
tera -- Tera Patricks Los Angeles, CA -- Mac360-- Home of Tera and Bambi's Mac Talk Palace
Very interesting ...<br><br>In my state we have what I call "Dell Double O Sevens" - they go send mail to different teachers, offering incentives, and reminding them to spread the Dell name to parents, other teachers, and especially school boards and superintendedents.<br><br>Dell has had their contract successfully renewed 3 times in 3 year intervals. Before that - it was Gateway, before that it was Apple.<br><br><br><br>WWW.ADZOOX.COM & www.JACKWHISPERS.COM
And the Windows-loving parents think school is just a vocational school to teach them how to use a computer. If you want your child to be an office clerk - sure, get 'em Windows. If you want your child to have a well rounded education, give them a tool that can provide them that without breaking down and without getting in the way of their learning. Gee, I wonder what kind of computer that would be?<br><br><br>
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