Technology and Learning cover story: Linux

I don't know if you need a subscription to view this or not, but here it is:

I must admit that I'm a bit jaded on this subject, having been a public school teacher and technology coordinator for 10 years, and an avid Open Source evangelist. In my state, Missouri, I have found that I was either ahead of my time, or that no one wanted to save money on licenses and using otherwise unusable hardware. I presented at the state technology coordinator's convention; got an article printed up in the Missouri State Teacher's Association magazine; got a local TV story done about it and a local newspaper story - all about the great virtues of the K12LTSP project and Open Source Software. It felt to me that no one wanted to listen to a young enthusiastic teacher/techie. All I wanted to do was show them the way to a better technological world! And they wouldn't listen! But I'll show them! One day I'll get my revenge. Muwaa ha ha ha ha ha!

Just kidding. Getting a little silly here.

It's neat to see more articles in this national magazine touting the virtues of OSS and Linux specifically. Perhaps the learning community will soon embrace the OSS philosophy. I have left the field of public education and now work in the healthcare industry (still doing technology and learning though - and still using OSS even though my IT dept is an all Microsoft shop). In fact, recently I've been setting up for different OSS servers: Moodle, Joomla, Drupal and TWiki.

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