[LINK] Tech Industry Lobbies for e-voting
Tue, 9 Jan 2001 10:32:55 +1000
>I am surprised that the school education people didn't have the
>same requirements (and foresight).
I'm not surprised - "Get PCs into schools" was a political requirement,
delivering more to press releases than it did to education.
From: Peter Bowditch [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 9 January 2001 9:16
To: Chirgwin, Richard; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Subject: Re: [LINK] Tech Industry Lobbies for e-voting
> BTW, noticed during the holidays an unforseen outcome of computers in
> schools - that the NSW state government is looking at hardware
> tracking devices and screwing machines to desks to try and combat the
> problem of theft of PCs... of course, nobody (myself included)
> predicted what's retrospectively obvious, that an expensive and
> saleable product in an insecure location would be irresistable.
> Betcha that over the next couple of years, the phrase "protect our
> valuable investment in our children's future" will be used repeatedly
> to explain why schools get turned into fortresses...
A couple of years back I worked on the tenders that TAFE NSW put out
for PCs. I think the requirement for being able to be bolted to the
furniture came higher on the "Mandatory" list than the size of the hard
disk did. I am surprised that the school education people didn't have the
same requirements (and foresight).
Peter Bowditch email@example.com
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