Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Dec 2011 16:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It all started with Apple/TechCrunch blogger M.G. Siegler making a huge fuss over something he didn't understand, and while that in and of itself isn't particularly interesting, one of the outcomes of this little internet drama is a comment on Google+ (the tenth one) that so perfectly encapsulates just how important Android is for the world that I felt the need to share it with you. It's the holiday season after all.
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RE: Insanely Funny
by frderi on Fri 30th Dec 2011 13:03 UTC in reply to "Insanely Funny"
frderi
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2011-06-17

It doesn't matter if they starve... as long as they have a cheap smartphone. :-)

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RE[2]: Insanely Funny
by MOS6510 on Fri 30th Dec 2011 14:08 in reply to "RE: Insanely Funny"
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2011-05-12

Not sure I'd like to have something like a cell phone if I'm in a situation where everybody around me is poor and starving. If people in the modern world get robbed for an (1 iPhone I don't want to know what they'll do in a less civilized country.

1: http://www.digisecrets.com/apple/android-and-blackberry-owners-insu...

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RE[3]: Insanely Funny
by frderi on Sat 31st Dec 2011 00:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Insanely Funny"
frderi Member since:
2011-06-17

It's way worse than that... This "for the good of poor countries" argument is so air headed. Clean drinking water, nourishment, better medicine and education and the political stability that follows from these are more pressing matters in these countries than the lack of smartphones or other gadgets.

Hence why I'm donating real money to causes that actually try to achieve these goals, rather than advocating tech toys under the banner of the good of mankind.

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