If we are to produce the next generation of computer buffs, I feel that schools should
1) teach touch-typing (primary schools)
2) have Linux-based computer software – not Windows or Mac.
Linux has a number of advantages over Microsoft and Apple. First, it’s free – and, Lord knows, schools need to save money. Secondly, it is relatively easy-to-use even if you’re a complete computer duffer, like me. (I have to look up on the internet or phone a friend on how to install anything, etc.) But if you know something about computer code, Linux is your oyster. Because it’s open-source, pupils with a facility for computer stuff can actually contribute to real-life programs (ticking all the pc boxes about student empowerment).
Why are schools locked into two American multinational companies when a wonderful co-operative is out there?