Article pretty much nails it.
Buy kid a Chromebook – one login via setup and everything done. My son has google docs, some storage and what this article also misses is with his google login he had easy access to the other tools that he might use. Apple doesn’t have that since they are nowhere near the scale in logins that are used to login to other sites.
This article also doesn’t cover the other tools – recently I noticed the Singapore classroom switch from Edmondo over to Google classroom.
Which of course just sits over the top of google drive and google docs.
Apple makes great hardware but the student version of the laptop I bought my soon was 300 bucks. No pencil needed.
On Apple, Love Letters and Educators – Oh My Pizza Blog
Google’s nemesis: meet the British couple who took on a giant, won… and cost it £2.1 billion | WIRED UK:
But the British couple didn’t celebrate. That’s not their way. “If you embark on something like this you can’t really be a victory or despair personality, because you’d burn out,” says Shivaun, 49. “We insist on it being dispassionate.” Their company was destroyed, their lives bent out of shape – but the pair insist the campaign’s been worth it. “It would have been wrong to back out,” says Adam, 51. “So we just did the right thing.”
Wouldn’t it be cool if giant tech companies like Google would just do the right thing instead of basically being evil but using a slogan of Do No Evil…
Big tech is scary at times.
I wonder how far Google goes here. They know so much and are already so key to people and travel.
Curious where this is gonna go and how far they take transactions and global readiness.
Google typically let’s down in that regard – like getting a pixel in Singapore for example.
Google Is Is One Step Closer to Its User-Centric Vision of Travel Booking – Skift
Such a great video – check it out first:
I think a lot of what he says is terribly true and I wonder if most of the world’s governments have simply bowed down to Big Tech assuming that it will always do the right thing for everyone. Sure – these companies are doing amazing things but some of their success feels like it is coming at the cost of meaningful things.
I don’t have the answers but I think government and the people must remain vigilant and not always assume Big Tech has all the answers or always means well.
This is also why I feel conflicted about bitcoin or crypto – on the surface the ideas are amazing but at the same time it is for the moment creating another way to generate wealth that is concentrated mostly with the tech elite and creating a sense of moving away from central management of capital. This could be good or it could be bad, all depends on how you see it or benefit from it.
I think this post is slightly sensationalist but does make some meaningful points :: https://hackernoon.com/ten-years-in-nobody-has-come-up-with-a-use-case-for-blockchain-ee98c180100
All in all I am pro-tech and crypto is here to stay but the world still feels like it continues to bifurcate into the have’s and have not’s and I am sure that is a bad thing.
Prof Galloway at TEDNYC – great video.
Interested to see what happens as he keeps beating this drum.