Hard earned tax payer V sponger
If instead of paying Crapita to give the kit away , the Gov. should instead have given the laptops to the schools to lend out to impoverished pupils. This would have met their requirements and have been much cheaper in the long run the kit could have been reused
1. They wouldn't have had to shell out for all the private companies to get their cut including (Crapita, ISP, seller/ support company, rubbish "education" software developers, insurance company etc )
2. The kit would have been owned, supported and insured by the schools own infrastructure and loaded with software consistent with the school's approach to education.
3. I would have set up a wireless zone around the school to provide web based educational content or if pupil lives to far then I would make BT provide a free connection. This gives the required email and provides additional infrastructure for the school to create content to enhance classroom learning..
I could go on and on about how badly they planned and implemented this scheme and how offensive the posts of " I am so angry that I have to work for a living, I believe that under privileged kids should be punished for the sins/ bad luck of their parents". These kids you are attempting to limit are going to be paying your pensions when you retire. If they do not have a good education how much money do you think you will get competing with the other techo-illiterate countries?
All the people who posted all unemployed are criminals are ignoring that everyone during their life between jobs was unemployed somebody was always paying for you.
All the "I know a bloke who isn't working who owns something I don't " are forgetting that different people have different priorities, they may have the item you lust after because they went without something you take for granted or it may be a gift, you just don't know.
All in all the scheme failed as it attempted to take educational resources away from the schools and as it is now unpopular enough the Tory Government is shutting it down to save money just like free school milk. . So again we will all be paying for the loss in the future and that is someone else's problem isn't it? This country is in a financial shambles not because of the unemployed but rather the avarice of the housing market and banks. A few laptop are nothing compared with the billions lost through the greed and jealousy of the affluent