It's a mistake to imagine that those who write reports for ministers actually believe in the viability of what they recommend. They must first meet the political requirements of those who are paying them. ICT for new Labour symbolized modernity and progress......and a business opportunity for some large companies. The conservatives have been consistent through history in framing their central strands of education policy. These are depressingly constant - "readi' "ritin' "rithmetic' and 'discipline'. Vocational education is suitable for the disinterested and stupid whilst "academic education" is suitable for the children of cabinet ministers etc. ICT will be sacrificed on this political alter to the right wing late middle aged Daily Mail readers who have failed to see the technological game has changed and Britain is about to be left behind.