India rejects One Laptop Per Child (Register)
Posted Jul 27, 2006 2:44 UTC (Thu) by martinfick
In reply to: India rejects One Laptop Per Child (Register)
Parent article: India rejects One Laptop Per Child (Register)
Giving a laptop to every child is a crazy idea, it does nothing
than fatten the pockets of private companies...
I think you forgot an important part to that sentence:
"...at the expense of governments!"
This gives me repsect for India. As for Nigeria... I think the biggest
exposure most of us have to that government is the constant spam scams,
and now this. ;) They obviously don't have issues taking handouts, we'll
see how many of these end up on Nigerian bureaucrats' desks, when
questioned about it you can expect the same answer as when questioned
about the 409 scams!
I know that that response was worthy of slashdot, but I am getting a
little tired of all the coverage given to this project which is obviously
of a highly political nature. And when I say political, it is not like
RMS's politics which are directly relevant to free software. This has to
do with giant subsidies and socialism, not free software. OK, I admit the
technical articles about OLPC were very interesting... Maybe I'm just a
little grumpy tonight. I can't help but wonder how many others are
getting tired of this vaporware spotlight (just because it will supposedly
run free software does not make it vaporware!)
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