It was mainly the browser and plugins issue that killed RiscOS at Stonar. However, since changing to Windows I hear that the IT experience has deteriorated markedly. Instead of open access at any time it is now controlled with locked rooms, supervised internet and other hindrances. No floppies, so the children have to email their work between home and school. Result, a lot of boarders are avoiding restrictions with their own laptops (all VIth form boarders' rooms are networked). And as GavinWraith remarks, a knowledge of fundamentals can be seen to be degenerating into how-to-press-buttons-in-Word, More seriously, I've heard it from a number of clever, thinking people in the higher reaches of education that we are in real danger of entering a new 'dark age' where the majority know little other than what the computer tells them to do and are thus controlled by an oligarchy of those who actually know what they are doing.