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Re: [K12OSN] FYI article - MIT Picks Maker of $100 Laptop



I suspect you are seriously underestimating the children of the world...
 this is a common mistake made by many adults.

Bob


On Wed, 14 Dec 2005, Steve Hargadon wrote:

> >From another article today, same topic:
>
> "Partly because of this, some entrepreneurs, such as India's Rajesh
> Jain, and some of India's leading academics have decided to tackle the
> problem by deploying thin clients. Other companies are promoting
> full-fledged, full-price computers that can be shared by communities.
> To save energy, thin clients and PCs can run on car batteries or solar
> panels."
>
> I remain sceptical as well.  You know how hard it is to keep computers
> in a lab working well and cared for.  I can't imagine putting a laptop
> in the hands of a child with little computer experience and having it
> be cared for.  Ultimately, will every child have a laptop in this
> world?  I would imagine so (or at least in more advanced societies).
> But seems like that is something that would have to be progressed
> toward, and just giving them access to a computer in an environment
> where they can be taught and the computers cared for would be much
> more significant.
>
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