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Hardware, Embedded Systems has an in-depth review of the OLPC laptop after testing the laptop. Their conclusion: "The XO laptops already shipped out are a clear sign of what can be done when visionaries, global firms, and international political organizations work together."
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RE: Because of course
by oelewapperke on Sun 13th May 2007 10:27 UTC in reply to "Because of course"
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The problem with "giving children basic sanitation, irrigation, etc" is not building that infrastructure. They *CAN* do it themselves, for free (since the right people to do this don't want to be paid for their trouble).

They just don't know how, and they don't know why.

If they don't do it themselves the systems last 1/10th of their expected lifetime and die prematurely from lack of maintenance or simply wrong maintenance or, from plain sabotage (of *evil* western decadent ... irrigation systems).

Yes this way it will take 10-20 years for those systems to be built. But they'll STAY built.

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