So if you know me, I love Sheetz. When growing up in Pennsylvania, I stopped at this gas station/ convenience store /restauarant regularly. They are famous for their MTO sandwiches–made to order. A few years ago, Sheetz began coming South, and we have quite a lot of them here in North Carolina.
Sheetz definitely subscribes to new technologies to help them along the way. When you go into a store and want food, you go to a touchscreen terminal and go through the options. Hamburgers, sandwiches, nachos, etc. Want lettuce? Tap it. Tomatoes? Tap. So long before the iPhone and Android, you used touch technologies at Sheetz. Recently, they began to get touchscreens at the gas pumps. Yes, you can fill up and place your order while you pump, then run it and it will be ready. Pretty cool. Recently though, they have been having difficulties. As you can see, I discovered Windows is the culprit.
Ok, so what does this mean for schools? Well, it shows businesses have troubles, and they use a variety of Windows and Open Source tools. Students need to learn multiple different applications and operating systems so they can go into a business and help. So they can learn to work in any industry for any corporation. Are we doing this? No, not really. We need to look at giving students more options. More technology. More opportunities. That is 21st Century preparation. No more Sheetz Fails!