Thanks to SchoolCIO for sharing my article, Avoid Sucker's Choices When Choosing Tech for Schools! You can find it online at their web site.
When I look around, I focus on the technology that gets the job done. If that's Windows (I hate Windows), then that's the tool. If it's Linux, then Linux is it. If it's Mac or iOS, then that's what I go with. Avoid the sucker's choice, "Either we go Apple because it's the best blah blah blah, or nothing."
Either/or choices are Sucker’s Choices. The best at dialogue refuse Sucker’s Choices by setting up new choices. They present themselves with tougher questions that turn the either/or choice into a search for the all-important and ever-elusive and.
In Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, the authors write about how to search for the elusive AND. (Source: Refuse the Sucker's Choice)
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