PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Extending its reach in public education, Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it will help design a new $46 million public high school in Philadelphia that will embed computer technology everywhere from classrooms and administrative offices to the desk of the football coach.
The school is still in the earliest stages of planning and won’t open until 2006. But administrators said they envision a paperless building where students study in online textbooks, teachers quiz their classes on laptops and automated systems order cafeteria supplies as they are depleted.
I can forecast the Microsoft enabled student. The kids will be more prone to viruses than other students. Whereas the average person only uses ten percent of their brain, the Microsoft student will use 100% of biological system resources for the simplest task. To do algebra or geometry will require a massive memory infusion. When you give them too much homework their eyes will glaze over blue with the words “A fatal exception has occurred.” Competing schools that have superior education will be bought out and students retaught and issued under the Microsoft brand. Students will have many flaws and holes in their education which can be exploited by hucksters and other conmen (or is that conpersons now?). Diplomas will only be good for two years after that the school offers no more support.