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World Politics Watch: Can $100 Laptops Save the Third World?

Sep 09, 2006, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Sprinkle)

"What's the solution to world poverty? Some might say food aid; others, training and investment. But, for a growing number of international philanthropists, the next big thing for the Third World might just be the same force that's been reshaping the First: technology.

"It all started at the 2005 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, when Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, announced an ambitious plan to improve education and stimulate economic growth in the world's poorest countries with the development of a $100 laptop..."

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