It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. I’m having some trust issues and just need some space. Like so many others, I’ve made new friends and learned so very much, but I’m not sure what the future may hold.
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I’d hazard that most anyone who has worked in the education and technology arena for any length of time has had to navigate conflict of interest issues. Leading a national non-profit in the field as I did, I faced perhaps more than a typical share. Two news stories this week have turned my attention (again) to the issue of conflict of interest in education, technology, and public policy.
We have a variety of Apple-, Microsoft-, and Google-powered computers in my house. My daily workhorse machine is a (relatively) mighty, but aging MacBook Air. I could recount the ways that each of them fall short for me or bend your proverbial ear to tell you about the type of computing device I really want. In short, I am sick of feeling like I am not in control of my own computer.
I’ve concluded that this is not the future of personal computing I want, so I am switching to Linux.
Technology-related IT security issues will only continue to grow until there is a concerted effort to address them. This week alone, there has been a spate of K-12 specific reported news and incidents – involving student and teacher data breaches, ransomware, phishing, and hacked accounts. There is a lot at stake in addressing the root cause of these issues, and building support to address them should be in everyone’s interests.