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Comment: Re:Curated Collection (Score 1) 139 139

Apple does not allow sideloading, and does not allow use of any other marketplace. Google does. .

This is simply not true. For example Apple allows many companies to have their own stores: Person App . In education and business administrators can side-load their own specialty apps.

Comment: Re:Different markets... (Score 1) 458 458

Microsoft sell to people who want to use computers without learning how they work.

What? Isn't it the opposite? Apple Sells Computers to people who just want to do work and not spend hours figuring out how to use the OS. Example, I have spent countless hours showing people how to do the simplest of things on Windows 8.0 / 8.1.

Comment: Re:Japan: and the $0.02 market analysis. (Score 4, Informative) 458 458

Apple's market share is dwarfed by Android's, but Apple's profitability makes the Android people look like peasants.

One major reason for this is that the Android market is inundated with very low-end Android phones. These phones are often underpowered and have very little storage. I work at a large public school corporation and have kids come to me asking for help on installing apps on their phones or asking why they can't load music or download games. The hardware just doesn't support it, which limits the app and content Android market.

Comment: Re:It is ludicrous (Score 2) 161 161

You are spot on! Many teachers are burnt out. The No Child Left Behind regulations have created an educational system that only care about scoring well on high-stakes, standardized tests. Curricula across the country has become more and more homogeneous and creativity has been sucked out of our public educational system. Teachers and schools are being held accountable based on these high-stakes tests. Schools now focus on teaching to the test and get passing scores so they can get regulators "off their backs." What's happening to our educational system is very sad -- it has become highly politicized and polarized. It isn't fun anymore for teacher and students. They are both victims of a system gone amuck!

Unix: Some say the learning curve is steep, but you only have to climb it once. -- Karl Lehenbauer