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The XO-3 tablet concept promises a different vision of computing  (Source: OLPC)
Even poor kids need faster computing





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RE: Why not everyone?
By chick0n on 12/24/2009 11:01:38 AM , Rating: 2
what if Im typing this in a public library ?

I can't afford one. Where is my OLPC?


RE: Why not everyone?
By albus on 12/24/2009 12:34:51 PM , Rating: 2
You can afford to live in a first world country. You directly/indirectly pay for all your amenities. The infrastructure, roadways, utilities are funded by you. Yes, that includes the internet access in public libraries.

Public libraries are a rarity in poor countries. There is no "free" internet access. Internet cafes can be found in cities. But the rates are too high for the poor student who can barely afford to buy textbooks. In villages, you would be lucky to find anyone with a computer.

For them, it is a choice between sending their children to school or sending them off to earn bread for the family. Governments encourage the people by providing free meals, textbooks & uniforms.


RE: Why not everyone?
By lagitup on 12/24/2009 12:39:26 PM , Rating: 2
Where are my fries with that?


RE: Why not everyone?
By jdietz on 12/27/2009 12:04:28 PM , Rating: 2
You cannot afford internet access if you cannot afford OLPC.
Have fun at McDonalds.


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