what about the thugs?
Posted May 30, 2006 3:52 UTC (Tue) by filteredperception
In reply to: what about the thugs?
Parent article: OLPC hardware details posted
Simply stealing and reselling, ala existing issues with food aid is one concern. However, with only a little imagination, I can easily see either guerilla, or institutionalized military uses for this hardware configuration-
- ebooks and emaps, i.e. having a library of survival and training manuals and maps in one rugged package. I was about to concede that in the guerilla case you might be right, but I think easily passing along training materials and recruitment propoganda, is a huge issue, along with communicating institutional information (slow communications that propogate through the p2p net).
And don't discount the usefulness of a highly configurable 'com unit'.
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