Here’s yet another diabolical move by Microsoft: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4908445.cms.
According to the article:
The government of Maharashtra has signed an MoU with Microsoft India, which will provide training in information technology to school teachers. Microsoft will also help build “employability-readiness skills” in junior college students.
Reading between the lines, Microsoft will indoctrinate teachers and students in the use of Microsoft products. What this really is is an ultra low-cost captive marketing cum indoctrination opportunity for Microsoft. Schools in Maharashtra will now boast Microsoft acolytes who will diss other operating systems, search engines and email providers because to their Microsoft-educated minds and Microsoft-tinted eyes, Windows will be the only OS worth using, Bing will be the only search engine worth using, and Hotmail will be the only free email service worth using. Several entire generations of Maharashtra students will grow up ignorant of anything else.