We're indoctrinating our entire population into thinking that they can't function without the miracle (**spits) of Zoom/MS Teams/Google Hangouts/Webex, etc. Well, that's bullshit. Talk about sowing learned helplessness & foreign corporate dependence. Why aren't our national educational authorities (yes, NZ Min of Ed, looking at you) organising a far more cost-effective, proven, *local* services for education, like using BigBlueButton? They have *no idea* what they're doing with regard to tech.
@davidoclubb @lightweight Good point. Another place to watch for is the "Everyone can code" initiatives in schools, where the trap might be proprietary tools on proprietary platforms. e.g., Visual Studio writing Windows programs. Big corporations with vested interests will provide the tools for free and already set up as a VM image.