Do we place little value on software
Reading Wesley Fryers blog today and he had a posting about free software. I posted a response with some suggestions but was halted by Gary Stagers reply.
" Why is software so devalued that a growing number of people believe it should be free?
Balls and playground equipment are not free. Hardware is not free. Spelling books and standardized tests are not free.I actually had to agree with Gary on this one. What are your thoughts on this? Are we too preoccupied with free software?
Why not have free teachers? You could all work voluntarily.
Is the quest for free software rooted in the low self-image of educators? Why should teachers depend on charity?
It all seems sad and symptomatic of powerlessness to me."
Speaking of free software this is a cool looking alternative to garageband. Not as easy to use but hey! Free.