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    Unhappy Florida teachers losing their Apples
    Source: MacMinute.com

    Florida teachers losing their Apples
    September 13, 2003 - 18:54 EDT School administrators, teachers and students in Florida's Pinellas County will soon have to learn Windows as the district slowly replaces its Macs with PCs. "The directive came from Pinellas County superintendent Howard Hinesley, who wants to the district to use one type of computer instead of two," according to the St. Petersburg Times. "That decision has angered some administrators and teachers who can't fathom parting with their Apple computers, even if it won't happen for several years. Two of every three computers owned by the school district are Apples. Hinesley said the Macs will be replaced by PCs as they become obsolete."

    My Comments: This is just plain sad I thought schools were into progressive thinking? Ugh just too bad

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    2 of every 3 computers are Macs? Why are the making such a dumb move? Money of course....
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    My school district got rid of macintosh years ago. Its a shame.. and kinda ironic, a macintosh is the server for the school.. and they have a macintoshes as graphic design computers.

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    Post Columnist slams superintendent for phasing out Macs
    Source: MacMinute.com

    Columnist slams superintendent for phasing out Macs
    September 17, 2003 - 17:44 EDT St. Petersburg Times columnist Howard Troxler has written a priceless article on the decision of Howard Hinesley, the superintendent in Pinellas County (Florida), to eliminate Macs from the public schools and switch to PCs. "I totally endorse the decision... After all, the entire point of public education is to prepare children for the real world, and the real world is dominated by Windows. There is no sense in letting kids get accustomed to easier-to-use, more reliable machines that are less prone to viruses when they will have to grow up and survive in the modern workplace." In addition to Troxler's hilarious commentary, there are fake Windows errors -- such as "THIS PROGRAM HAS PERFORMED AN ILLEGAL OPERATION AND WILL BE SHUT DOWN" and "WARNING: THIS OPERATION HAS BEEN CANCELED BY THE SYSTEM" -- littered throughout the article.

    My Comments: *rofl* Great article! Exactly what I wanted to say, but he did it so much more eloquently

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    LOL, classic we need more people like them writting articles.

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