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iPad Encounter

I finally got a chance to spend some time at a couple local Apple Stores to handle an iPad. I don’t mean to be so Zen about it, but given all of the noise from the fan boys and haters, Reality is not either good or bad, Reality is just reality. Case in point, my […]

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MS Exchange Woes

Before I go too much further, I should explain that whatever I write in this blog does not represent anyone else except myself, you know like those disclaimers on DVDs that media companies use to protect them from the stupid things the actors are likely to say on the commentary track (e.g., nothing said here […]

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Don’t Piss Off the IT Guy

sfgate.com broke the story last week that a San Francisco network admin, Terry Childs, had been arrested and was charged with four counts of computer tampering for giving himself exclusive access to a city computer network that handles 60-percent of all city government data and for locking everyone else out. After the hearing Child’s defense […]

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Ed Tech: Goldilocks and Tech Implementation

Goldilocks and Tech Implementation I have worked at schools with one non-networked largely ignored computer per classroom. I have worked at schools with as many as six networked computers per classroom, where the computers were still ignored. I can say after ten-years of close observation that it isn’t just about having lots of computers. In […]

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Shiny Boxes, Part II: One Size Does Not Fit All

When we last left our hero I was trying to make an unwielding login model student friendly. Fast-forward three years, it’s the Spring of 2004, we had just ordered 16 new Gateway PCs and with nine previously purchased the year before I requested that the district install their image of Windows XP and install our […]

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