Mail & Guardian: $100 Laptop May Not Suit South Africa
May 22, 2006, 23:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"MIT's '$100 laptop' has created a huge buzz, but does it make
sense for the developing world? Linux International executive
director Jon 'Maddog' Hall offered an alternative for South
Africans at the LinuxWorld Johannesburg conference last week.
"Hall told delegates at the tech conference that although the
One Laptop per Child initiative--which aims to provide children
with $100 laptops--means well, it may not suit countries like South
Africa. A better option could be refurbishing old computers and
loading free and open-source software on to them..."