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.
If our Min of Ed invested in this on a national level, I'm supremely confident that they'd save money, in addition to removing a major contributor to trade imbalance, and breaking a dependence on foreign organisations, a threat to NZer privacy & sovereignty, & improve the tax take (services would be provided by NZ-based companies & individuals, subject to NZ tax!) . Moreover, it'd increase skills in NZ's tech industry, create good jobs & allow NZ learners an active role in their own education.
@kasra_mp Yes, I'm familiar with the Muenchen story - last I heard, the new mayor issued the edict that the city would switch away from Linux, back to Windows after Microsoft moved its DE headquarters to the only city *not* using its software. It points to substantial gov't corruption (funded by Microsoft). Not a good look for Germany.
@lightweight - one thing that everybody across the globe agrees on is politicians (by large margin) are corrupted.
IMO good ones just haven't caught yet 😃
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