OLPC: A big hurdle in the race to the bottom.
Posted May 31, 2006 2:27 UTC (Wed) by xoddam
In reply to: what about the thugs?
Parent article: OLPC hardware details posted
> And why not higher-income countries such as Spain, France,
> Germany, Italy or the USA itself!
Exactly. Conditions in the poorer neighbourhoods of some 'higher-income'
countries are not very different from everyday conditions in the
'middle-income' countries you list. We've all been running the same
'race to the bottom' in recent decades -- and wealthy countries which
have gutted their welfare systems have long overtaken the Taiwans and are
rapidly gaining on the Brazils.
Anyone can benefit from decent educational infrastructure. I think this
project can help.
(Oh and by the way: thugs are people too!)
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