Laptop for all?
Posted May 30, 2006 14:07 UTC (Tue) by mattdm
In reply to: Laptop for all?
Parent article: OLPC hardware details posted
But why can't the be used to benefit the children of wealthier nations as well, at a non-subsidized price? I'm not sure the artificial restriction of "you instantly know it was sold illegally" is strong enough to be effective. A lot of people won't care, or will rationalize ("that kid needed money for food more than a computer"). Instead, the earlier poster's proposal sounds great -- selling them to anyone at a low price means that there's no reason anyone would want to buy one that's meant for some other child.
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