While this isn’t really a comparison of iPad and Windows, it serves two purposes.
- To remind us that proprietary solutions are sometimes the only way to get something decent
- What a shambles open source free software is. Especially in the education sector.
But, despite my love of apps, there is a place for open protocols and file formats. I love that HTML is still the great leveller. The potential of ‘HTML5’ to deliver standardised content to dedicated native apps has been proven again and again.
So, I have an idea that I’m going to chat to the awfully smart folk at Learning Pool about. Their system, learning solutions for the public and third sector, presents one of the cleverest uses of digital technology combining with value for money that I have ever seen. It actually boggles my mind that large private corporations haven’t snapped up their solution despite their sector focus. (And if you can find two founders in a digital startup who give more time to helping other startups and good causes, I’d need to see proof because Paul and Mary are tireless)
Do yourself a favour and send a link to My Learning Pool to your local HR representative or manager.