This just in from a training colleague with a municipal government in a Midwestern state, and no I am not making this up, because, well, I don't have to:
I thought the City was going to buy the PresentationPro PowerConverter ($199) , but now I understand they'd rather buy something that costs $7800. of course, I have no idea what the $7800 software does; I can't find their web site!
I thought this would be a good entry for your blog! Still crazy, huh! I had referred our IT people to your website for free and lowcost LMS info, but...there's this stuff the police department bought - $7800 for 80 users!
i'm thinking I'll just buy the software myself, install it at home, get my ppt. converted to flash, and post it."
Yet another high performer forced to go out of pocket to achieve the most basic of results...while spending precious energy to circumvent the paradigm, the bureaucratic class, and the Vermicious Knids determined to prevent anything that might resemble a real outcome.
I am so amused by this that I am not going to moderate comments about it. Y'all go to town.