For $150, Third-World Laptop Stirs a Big Debate
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Fri Dec 1 22:11:56 UTC 2006
>From: Blake <blake at kingdomrpg.com>
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>To: "The general-purpose Squeak developers
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>Subject: Re: For $150, Third-World Laptop Stirs a Big Debate
>Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 13:29:36 -0800
>On Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:47:04 -0800, Darius Clarke <socinian at gmail.com>
>>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.
And predictably stupid. As Bill Gates and Co. have no concerns in this
world other then money, the best thing that could possibly happen for them
is for more of the world to get educated and start producing wealth (which
turns into money sooner or later, and windows/intel is largely the only real
alternative for personal computing at the moment). But instead they focus
on the fact that they don't get to tax *this* transaction.
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