For $150, Third-World Laptop Stirs a Big Debate

Blake blake at
Fri Dec 1 21:29:36 UTC 2006

On Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:47:04 -0800, Darius Clarke <socinian at>  

> To get a better view of history _and_ the future... replace the words
> "computer" & "laptop" with either of the words "book" or "codex" and
> see how history repeats itself.
> Would you agree Alan Kay?

That was my exact thought.

I love reading the Slashdot crowd whenever--WHENEVER--the OLPC comes up.

Talk about not being able to see anything beyond one's preconceived  

The brickbats thrown by Intel and MS seem entirely based on them not being  
involved. Predictably childish.

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