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Is Sierra Leone, without Internet and Free Software, just a knowledge landfill?

Apr 24, 2012, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by M. Fioretti)

One day, when I had almost finished to fix Father Luigi’s laptop, one of his brother came saying “I too have a problem with my computer!”. Father Luigi said, “but yours is a 3 years old laptop: it’s old, all you can do is get a new one” (Of course! Running Windows, it’s full of viruses and useless crap that bog them down!).

I felt the pain inside me: PC consumerism really is a terrible thing to see in the reality of these people: so full of life, yet so deprived of opportunities! And I kept thinking to all these unnecessary expenses caused by Windows: it seems so absurd to spend money for such reasons, in such places.

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