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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This is an attempt to provide a fishing rod instead of a fish. You'll notice that providing food and agricultural support to poor countries around the world has done exactly nothing to improve them.

70% of the population of these countries work in agriculture. Making them better educated farmers will provide marginal value to their society.

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