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Help me with this thought.  Recently, I listened to other technology leaders talk about virtualizing iPads so the schools could run Windows applications and Flash content on those devices.  This seems counterintuitive to the idea of portable technologies as well as vastly increases the costs of putting mobile technologies in schools.

Several years ago, I worked on a desktop virtualization project with a popular product.  It worked well with putting current applications on older computers, but when it didn’t work, it raised havoc on computer labs.  It gave me more chest pains than it was worth.  And over about five years, its cost was nearly that of replacing the computer labs with new computers.

Help me understand why we want to buy tablets and then pay the expense to virtualize them to run Windows 7 and Flash.

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