We're indoctrinating our entire population into thinking that they can't function without the miracle (**spits) of Zoom/MS Teams/Google Hangouts/Webex, etc. Well, that's bullshit. Talk about sowing learned helplessness & foreign corporate dependence. Why aren't our national educational authorities (yes, NZ Min of Ed, looking at you) organising a far more cost-effective, proven, *local* services for education, like using BigBlueButton? They have *no idea* what they're doing with regard to tech.
@alpinefolk we who understand this stuff need to protect others from their paralysis of indecision. We can do that by refusing to use those proprietary US corporate technologies. If we don't, and capitulate, we're not only losing ourselves, but we're helping others be exploited... and we're similarly engaging in avoidance behaviour. We need to be willing to ruffle some feathers to make the world undeniably better.
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