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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Adobe, you've disappointed me...

I'm very disappointed that Adobe reneged on this deal for academic versions of their software. 


When I tried to make a purchase using the advertised promotion code I was told "Effective yesterday afternoon, we were advised by Adobe senior management to no longer accept this discount code."

As a Communications Technology teacher, I can only dream of having a lab full of computers with Photoshop CS5 on them. Then when they finally discount the software so we can afford it, they pull the rug out from under us.

The sales agent I spoke today was happy to offer me Photoshop at the standard price. Yeah, that's it, bait me with an offer that's too good to be true and then offer me something else. Adobe, just so you know, that's illegal ("bait-and-switch" - http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/00258.html). 

For other teachers (and students), give Adobe a call at 1-800-585-0774 and demand that they accept the discount code "SAVE80EDU", which, according to the attached graphic, is supposed to work until March 2. Perhaps if they get enough phone calls complaining that they shouldn't renege on their offers that they'll reverse their decision.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How Nikon is Killing Camera Repair

Imagine if Ford no longer allowed independent garages to buy Ford parts or fix Ford cars? Why then does Nikon think it's okay to do the same to independent camera repair shops?

Is my analogy realistic, or is Nikon doing the right thing?

How Nikon is Killing Camera Repair | iFixit.org

A ban on iPads in China? Not a chance, Beijing says | The Digital Home - CNET News

It's nice to know that China doesn't respect copyright laws.

Or is it?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ontario Offers Tips For Safe Surfing (Wordle)

I'm sharing the recently published Ontario Offers Tips For Safe Surfing with my students today, but before doing so thought I'd create a wordle of the tips to see which words appear the most:

(Full size here)

The Wordle itself could be the basis of a discussion about online safety.


Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The First Four Words



What are yours? (click to see large)

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