[LINK] Lenovo, Microsoft, Adobe win NSW schools contract

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Apr 2 08:53:14 AEDT 2009

At 07:16 AM 2/04/2009, Stilgherrian wrote:
>If they start boasting about achievements, results or "outcomes", then
>it may be harder to prove. Or harder to achieve. Or take so long to
>achieve that the next government gets credit for it.
>No, much better to boast about money being spent.

Or better yet, how they managed to stretch a budget to get more bang 
for the limited buck.

We need a new public metric that people can understand. I don't think 
results/outcomes/achievements/quality are enough, sadly. That seems 
to set up competition. But if government said we were able AVOID 
spending money on expensive software and provide 1/3 more computers 
as a result, I think the public would think they were pretty smart. 
That is the sort of microeconomics that a regular person understands.


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