Geeks With Blogs
My Place For SQL Lets Talk SQL

It doesn't happen everyday that a government sets itself in a way that may well turn out to be a disaster. The recent decision by Kerala Govt. to mandate Linux in high schools is just one of them. This is in the aftermath of having banned Colas in the state. (So tell me are colas more dangerous or are cigrattes and alchol? Why not ban them instead? )

"Stallman has inspired Kerala’s transition" quotes the education minister. Since when did foreign nationals start insipiring Indian govts. to take action? The interest of a state and region are now better understod by a foreign national?

"Achuthanandan’s government to develop the state as a FOSS (free and open software systems) destination" - WHY? WHY? the govt. is now deciding on behalf of its citizens what technology will students study? after liberalisation in '91, it was amply clear that there is merit in delinking economy and politics. why link up politics and technology now?

I would really like to know whether this decision was based on any project report or finding? Why not share with the world the report if it exists? There is no single reference to any benefit the state is going to derive by making this decision in any of the news reports! Why doesn't the CM or the education minister elaborate or is that there is no benefit?

Something to add on

Digg this story:

http://digg.com/tech_news/Technology_Myopia_in_Kerala

http://manand.typepad.com/thoughts_from_india/2006/08/is_teaching_onl.html

http://vinodunny.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!F162DB18909CE884!257.entry

http://abhishekkant.blogspot.com/2006/09/technology-myopia-in-kerala.html

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2006 2:49 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Myopia about technology in Kerela Indian State

# re: Myopia about technology in Kerela Indian State
Requesting Gravatar...
//So tell me are colas more dangerous or are cigrattes and alchol? Why not ban them instead?//
yeah what a wonderful comparison. Its like a small criminal asking the police why you are cathing small criminal like me first catch dawood and binladen then come to me.
Left by Santhosh on Sep 13, 2006 11:15 AM

# re: Myopia about technology in Kerela Indian State
Requesting Gravatar...
//So tell me are colas more dangerous or are cigrattes and alchol? Why not ban them instead?//
yeah what a wonderful comparison. Its like a small criminal asking the police why you are catching small criminal like me first catch dawood and binladen then come to me.
Left by Santhosh on Sep 13, 2006 11:16 AM

# re: Myopia about technology in Kerela Indian State
Requesting Gravatar...
My viewso on this topic is logged here >> http://vadivel.blogspot.com/2006/08/kerala-logs-microsoft-out.html
Left by Vadivel on Sep 24, 2006 3:54 PM

Your comment:
 (will show your gravatar)


Copyright © Veer Ji Wangoo | Powered by: GeeksWithBlogs.net