So, it started with the Dubuque Community School Board looking for a consultant to help them figure out what to do about computers in the district.
They hire Dell to be the consultants. Not like Dell is in Dubuque or anything, just some tax dollars going out of state to tell us what to do.
Of course, Dell said to buy Dell computers. Which we did. In abudance.
Support was needed for all those computers. Despite IBM relocating here because we supposedly have a great education system with people majoring in all sorts of computer-related stuff, hiring local people to do that support was out of the question. So we hired Dell to do our tech support for our new Dell computers that the Dell consultant told us to buy.
What next? Oh? The Dubuque Community School Board sent officials down to Texas to visit with Dell? Really? Imagine that.
What’s next? A penny tax for a few years, to go directly to Dell? Might as well…