Tuesday, November 13, 2007


With all due respect to everyone, this OLPC thing seems like a waste of resources to me.

A few weeks ago, Taco Bell did a hunger drive kind of thing, and for $10 you can feed a hungry person for a month. If I'm hungry, I'll trade my laptop for a sandwich.


At Tuesday, November 13, 2007 7:03:00 PM CST, Anonymous SR said...

I don't understand why people don't think that Uruguay already spends money on education and that OLPC represents an alternate take on how to spend THAT money. There's a conceit built into the idea that all the "emerging" nations need to spend all their resources on survival.

At Tuesday, November 13, 2007 7:06:00 PM CST, Anonymous SR said...

That sounded harsher than I meant it to be. you know what I mean....

At Tuesday, November 13, 2007 7:50:00 PM CST, Blogger gc said...

I do know what you mean, and I agree. One does have to attack multiple problems at once.

What got to me was not nations buying these for their people, but the charitable giving aspect of it. I guess when I see people buying this thing I see money that might have gone to more exigent needs.

I also don't get a warm and fuzzy feeling off of the fact that the guy pushing this thing is brother to the Deputy Secretary of State.

At Tuesday, November 13, 2007 7:51:00 PM CST, Blogger gc said...

Don't mean to criticize generosity of any kind, either. I'm just sayin'.

At Sunday, November 18, 2007 6:26:00 PM CST, Blogger cljo said...

I don't understand why Negroponte refuses to put this on the market. Get some economies of scale and drive down the cost even more.


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