what about the thugs?
Posted May 30, 2006 7:36 UTC (Tue) by filteredperception
In reply to: what about the thugs?
Parent article: OLPC hardware details posted
No, not trolling.
I agree with your way out.
No, I don't __WANT__ to bog down the system.
In my scenario, the warlords are giving the stolen laptops with replacement OSs (perhaps same distro, but the wikipedia replaced with maps and survival manuals, and tools for connection to the internet replaced with tools that only allow connections to their own networks. And silent keyloggers so they can watch what their underlings are doing).
While the troops given such stolen laptops might get some computer literacy education that might inspire them to think they have more options in life, the more likely scenario is that the laptops are given to the field commanders that are already completely corrupt and ruling over their child soldiers with ruthless means.
I am not trolling at all. The problem of food aid given to countries without stable governments is a real one, vis a vis the warlords stealing the aid and using it for themselves or selling it.
If you think somehow this problem doesn't apply to the OLPC project, and needn't be seriously addressed... well, I hope your right, but I disagree.
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