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OLPC is the PC You Can't Ever Criticize

Oct 09, 2007, 22:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by George Ou)

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"As Nicholas Negroponte said a year and a half ago in a presentation on the OLPC: 'people really don't want to criticize this because it is a humanitarian effort, it is a non-profit effort and to criticize it is a little bit stupid actually.' When I dared question the need for OLPC mesh networking (criticism on client-side mesh topology and not fixed wireless mesh or wired mesh) since it is a solution to a problem that can be solved a lot cheaper and better though other means, I got flooded with harsh words and intimidation. I've had people accuse me of being a first world rich snob even though I was actually born in the third world and went to a mud-made school with holes for windows and doors. I even had one person in the past get so personal in a forum that he accused me of hating children, including my own..."

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