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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…

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