One of the aims of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project
is to give the underprivileged new opportunities and experiences they otherwise
wouldn’t have. Interestingly enough, some school children are using their
laptops to browse pornographic Internet sites.
According to a Reuters
report, a reporter at the official News
Agency of Nigeria discovered pornographic images on the donated laptops
from a U.S. aid organization. It is unclear whether or not school children were
actually caught in the act of browsing such websites.
"Efforts to promote learning with laptops in a primary
school in Abuja have gone awry as the pupils freely browse adult sites with
explicit sexual materials," reported the News Agency of Nigeria.
Perhaps in response to the discovery of the OLPC’s side
features, a representative for the laptop project said that the computers will
now be fitted with filtering software.
quote: Now your giving internet access to people who have desire to blow shit up
quote: I don't think there's been peace in that region of the world for the past several decades if not centuries.
quote: General Muhammed ripped off the Jews and crafted a religion perfectly suited for mass conquest
quote: But Mr. K's suggestion to teach agriculture and equipment repair... now that's an idea. These skills will build a community infrastructure, a much needed infrastructure to improve quality of life.
quote: Laptops in a third world country in classrooms will not have any success, its just a waste of time, money, and resources.
quote: Maybe there's millions unemployed in Iraq because Iraqi's are blowing the fucking country up. Nah that couldn't be it.
quote: And what do you mean no diplomacy?
quote: .. complete and total lack of anything close to competence in foreign policy over the past 5-10 years is really helping to grow the hatred that you describe.