TechNewsWorld: A Laptop in Every Hut?
Aug 12, 2006, 04:00 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sonia Arrison)
"On Tuesday, government officials in India rejected an offer to
participate in a much-hyped project to distribute laptops costing
US$100 each to the world's impoverished children. A closer look
reveals this scheme to be little more than open source Latest News
about open source evangelism in the Third World.
"The laptop project is part of the 'One Laptop per Child' (OLPC)
initiative, an ambitious non-profit effort endorsed by the United
Nations to 'revolutionize' education by providing every child on
the planet with access to a computer. OLPC backers assume there is
a universal need for every child to have a laptop, which they view
as the gateway to a rosy future..."