[LINK] ZDNet: Cyber-safety panic button cost $73k
stil at stilgherrian.com
Thu Jun 17 18:21:27 EST 2010
'It cost the Federal Government $73,000 to have a red-coloured software-based button developed to protect children when they are being cyber-bullied...
The $73,000, according to the department, included compatibility testing across operating systems, which would largely take place in July, when the button is likely to launch.
"It will sit on the desktop and will come with an auto update facility and some capacity for desktop configuration to make it more functional to users," the department said.'
The button was developed using Adobe AIR, and the idea is that the kids hit the red button and are taken to online resources about bullying etc.
Why de we need a graphic red button developed as a cross-platform application rather than, say, a URL shortcut, one for each major OS?
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