A locked down iPad is essentially useless to most high school students. Luckily, the iPad is impossible to lock down in these sorts of situations.
The high school students simply deleted their iPad’s personal profiles, removing any security put in place. Asked why they broke through district limits, one Roosevelt student explained:
They took them home and they can’t do anything with them.
Well, except for homework, and who the fuck cares about that?
Even more hilarious:
In a surprise move, tech-savvy teens cut through district security like a hot knife through butter, allowing them to check out websites, chat on Twitter or stream music, rather than stick to just school work.
Yeah, this is a surpise move. But only if you have your head rammed so far up your adult ass that you need and iPad map program to find your way out.
Well, maybe not an iPad mapping program.
The shock of the people who came up with this fiasco is even funnier. It reminds me of the similar shock that greeted Moochelle Obama’s bright idea to ram tofu burgers on 20 whole-grain buns down the throats of school children in their lunch lines. Unfortunately, nobody was buying that crap, either.
So why, you might wonder, doesn’t the LAUSD simply give out unlocked iPads? Because they’re terrified that the next headline they see will be something like, “Child porn ring runnng on school-issued iPads.”
It doesn’t help matters much that the iPad, essentially a consumer item, is more or less impossible to lock down in the way these idiots tried to do.
In the old days, the rallying cry was, “Information wants to be free.” Today, it’s “Information appliances want to be free.”
Of course freedom is the last thing the liberal fascist nanny security state wants to see happening.