r equipment it purchases. Education could too.
One of the big impediments to getting schools properly wired is that the danged technology keeps changing. You get the computers, build up the software collection, and they put out a new operating system. Then the applications get upgraded to work with the new OS, and pretty soon, whatever you bought a year or two ago is obsolete and can barely work with any of the new stuff.
This may be a good strategy for marketing, and for moving technology forward, but it's not a good strategy for massive enterprises that are not infinitely rich, like education.
Besides, stable hardware with a long work life would save a lot on recycling old machines (or dumping them). It would be environmentally appropriate.…