Latest Issue

Give us a child until the age of seven and we will have it for life.” From personal experience I can tell you the Jesuits are not always right about that; but clearly Microsoft, Research Machines and other computer companies are convinced. Capitalising on the heightened interest in the internet, fierce competition is developing in the schools market. Freebies galore are on offer. For the companies this is a good marketing strategy because it puts them in touch with the next generation of users and the current generation of parents. The educational benefits are undeniable, and the web browser or…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect