Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:27 UTC, submitted by MissinBeOS
Hardware, Embedded Systems From the WSJ: "The dream of cheap computers in the hands of millions of poor children is becoming a reality, though not exactly as its proponents imagined. For-profit competitors snatched the idea and have run with it."
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rafial
Member since:
2007-12-04

And don't even try to equate selling software with killing people.


I'm not. I'm just pointing out the idiocy of praising profit irrespective of how it is obtained.

The issue was profit, not how you earn it.


If the two can be so easily and neatly separated, then I guess the Mafia have been a bunch of legitimate businessmen all along.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I'm not. I'm just pointing out the idiocy of praising profit irrespective of how it is obtained.


Given that neither MS nor Intel is doing anything unethical in seeking profit from new markets, your point is moot.

If the two can be so easily and neatly separated, then I guess the Mafia have been a bunch of legitimate businessmen all along.


Keep flogging your strawman. Nobody is equating MS or Intel with the Mafia but you.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

[g]I'm not. I'm just pointing out the idiocy of praising profit irrespective of how it is obtained. [/g]

Nobody is claiming that Intel and MS are acting unethically, so your point is moot.

[g]If the two can be so easily and neatly separated, then I guess the Mafia have been a bunch of legitimate businessmen all along.[/g]

Keep flogging that strawman: Intel and MS != Mafia.

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