Partnership Between Major Technology Corporations
The Road Less Traveled
The picture above is of a dinner that President Obama had with leading technology leaders (minus microsoft), where he discussed issues like job creation, economic issues, and also education. I think this is something that major corperations need to do on a regular basis. Competition has really fueled inovation and progress, but increased fragmantation and difficulty for every OS to have all features consumers are looking for.
the textbook evolved
With the release of iBooks 2 and iTunes U, I have been left with a bad taste in my mouth. I feel like this may end up hurting the industry, and hurting education in the process. Limiting the service to only Apple products and Apps sounds pretty good for Apple, but where does that leave the school kids who can't afford iPads? There are plenty of teens and college students who just recieved kindle fires for Christmas, who now don't have the same resources as kids with iPads. Who cares though, right? It's just competition and Apple is making sure that they jump on this gold mine first. I think this is the wrong way to look at it. Going to highschool or college is pretty difficult. The last thing you should have to worry about is buying into an ecosystem so you can study effectively.
Or Are College Kids Evolving Into The Mega COnsumer
Many see these new Apps as a huge success for education. I don't see it that way at all. It only makes college kids look like bigger dollar signs. It also makes it so you have to buy Apple products to use this software. I don't think Apple is seeing this as a way to help college kids, but as a way to ensure they will buy there products and services.
What I Believe the Solution Is
If technology companies worked together while competing I think we could see huge boost in innovation and general wellness. If business would enter more of a "moral responsibility" kind of mindset, we could solve a lot of problems in this world (while making them lots of money. Build off of each other and not sue each other, not be a bunch of patent trolls, not care more about profits than the workers who make their products, etc... If they worked together to set standards and have all ecosystems coexist within each other, than each could thrive in harmony and worry about the future and wellness of man, rather than the profits for themselves now. Many of these companies do quite the opposite, and consumers are the ones who get hurt. What are your thoughts on this.