Disturbing. My desire to editorialize on this development in educational technology marketing is being held in check by my fear of News Corp.’s lack of sneakiness. This says: “We don’t care about hiding the fact that we’re brainwashing you anymore.”
This is a *VERY* cool set of videos from the 1998 deposition given by Bill Gates during the Microsoft Monopoly Hearings in the US.
Would LOVE to teach this in a history or English communication class!
There’s a lot of “down time” where Gates is just perusing “Exhibits” presented him from an array of old Microsoft manuals of different kinds, but it’d be cool to get copies of some of those possibly and have student interact with them, evaluating Gates’ performance under pressure contesting or otherwise interacting with the arguments he’s making and the line of question of his Department of Justice interrogator! I actually don’t remember whether the company was ever found to be abusing monopoly power… Guess I’ll just have to watch the whole thing.