Monday, 26 November 2007

There go the cheap laptops

Glad I ran down to Officeworks not long ago and bought two of the cheapest laptops on the market. It looks like they won't be around for much longer.

Take, for example, the much vaunted education revolution. Has the leader thought through the implications of about 75 per cent of secondary pupils already having access to a computer at home? Has he considered whether schools and the bottom line of the budget might be far better off with banks of laptops available as required, rather than one per pupil? Has he heard of estimates in the trade that bulk school orders could generate delays in the supply of laptops to other customers, notably small business, of up to 18 months? Isn't this just a clunky non-solution to a non-problem?

That was from here.

I don't know why anyone would want to give Junior a laptop. All he does on the PC is play Grand Theft Auto and draw South Park figures in Powerpoint. He does very good drawings by the way, but that's beside the point.

Plus I know that given his track record with....stuff, the laptop will be lucky to last 3 months. It will be left on the bus, or in class (and hence stolen) or dropped or kicked or whatever. I just can't see why he needs a computer at school when we have four at home.


Then we'll have five.

Someone should think of the polar bears. How much CO2 will be generated by all these laptops and kids doing Faceplant web pages all day?

1 comment:

Zita White said...

"Glad I ran down to Officeworks not long ago and bought two of the cheapest laptops on the market"

Good for you you bought cheap laptops. That a perfect choice since most of cheap laptops are integrated with the features that you basically need.

They may be cheap but still they have the best quality and durability. That what getting more from what you paid for.