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Re: [seul-edu] Site@School V2.1 betatesters needed
On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 15:33, Robert G. Rittenhouse wrote:
> Harry McGregor wrote:
> >Ok, I wanted to stay out of this, but I can't.
> >On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 05:35, Hans Paijmans wrote:
> >>Why fight the monopoly of Microsoft if we surrender without comment
> >>to the American monopoly on education and culture?
> >Who says that America has a monopoly on education and culture?
> >Personally, and this comes from living in the US most of my life, I feel
> >quit the opposite.
> Hear, hear. Frankly, except for some universities the U.S. education
> system is third rate. As for culture -- I thought the Japanese were
> taking over? :)
> One of the more interesting things about working with Open Source SW is
> the multinational aspect. Here I am running software from Finland,
> Sweden, Germany, Russia and probably a few other places. I try to point
> this out to my students from time to time (U.S. students tend not to
> think much about the rest of the world).
> BTW: those of us not born in the U.S. (I'm Canadian) do dislike being
> lumped in with the U.S. through the use of the term "American". :)
I wondered when someone would say that about the term "American". There
is a whole hemisphere of "American".