Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Bali again

Today our Indonesian teacher rang telling me of the situation at the school in Bali where we installed some computers. Not good news. It seems that of the 14 machines we installed only 3 are being used and only for games. Minor problems stymie the staff as they have no experience with computers and cannot read English to get help from the 'Help' function of the operating system.

We have offered to return to Bali and get them operating again, but it seems as though they want/need to have a tech. visit once a month to keep them running. We are being looked at to finance a technical person to travel the three hours to the school. It would be almost a full day's work. We can, I suppose, afford it, but I am loathe to commit us to such an arrangement for how long we don't know.

Hindsight is good. We should have realised that it was not a sensible project at the start.

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