Ignorant Teacher calls Ken Starks on the 'Linux issue'Mikey 3 comments
Updating a recent situation where a school teacher over-reacted to a student 'stealing' Linux, Ken Starks at the Blog of Helios has been contacted by the teacher in question and he sounds a little remorseful, even if he was technically correct all along.
Here's a portion from Ken's blog post:
"Why did you throw me to the wolves like that?"
"I didn't throw you to the wolves Karen, I threw ignorance to the wolves. Let me ask you something. If I had not emailed you a link to my blog, would you have even known about this?"
Again she hesitated. "What do you mean?"
"I mean that if you didn't know I had written that blog, would you have known about all these comments? Has anyone called you or bothered you about this? Have your co-workers mentioned it?"
"Then the wolves didn't touch you Karen. If I had included your last name or email address, then yes, you could ask me that question but as it stands, you are just a nameless school teacher that evoked a public response from me."
She didn't say anything for several seconds. When she did, it was a quiet and simple:
Thanks to EricVonZipper for bringing this to our attention on this hot Sunday afternoon.