Steve Cisler on Tue, 8 Jul 2003 05:51:34 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Product Placements in Learning Environments

I just finished writing a paper entitled, "Product Placements in
Learning Environments: From Keystone-Mast to Microsoft"  a sort of
history of technology companies making donations to schools, tech
centers, and telecenters.  It begins in the 1920's and concludes with
a new initiative by Microsoft in developing countries.  As someone who
has been engaged in these types of donations I thought this would be a
good time to reflect on the trade-offs and expectations about this
kind of corporate giving and whether you should be suspicious of geeks
bearing gifts.

I'll be offline and camping in Canada for a week or so, but your 
comments are welcome.

Steve Cisler

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