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The OLPC in green and white  (Source: The OLPC Wiki)
Nigerian children get caught up on the Internets with porn

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.

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I've got an idea
By FITCamaro on 7/23/2007 11:35:13 AM , Rating: 1
Let's give children in 3rd world countries shit they can actually use instead of laptops. Like I don't know. Clothes? Food? Books? Paper and pens? A place to live?

What does a laptop give them? Nothing. Does it teach a kid to read? No. Does it teach a kid math? No. How about grammar? No.

RE: I've got an idea
By Master Kenobi on 7/23/2007 11:43:17 AM , Rating: 2
Building infrastructure that will last years is a better idea. Unfortunately this is just a PR project from the UN (Unquestionably Nutty)

RE: I've got an idea
By FITCamaro on 7/23/2007 4:33:22 PM , Rating: 1
Since when is a bunch of shitty laptops infrastructure? Schools are infrastructure.

I do agree with you on the UN. It's the most useless thing on the planet with Hillary Clinton and Michael Moore following a close 2nd and 3rd.

RE: I've got an idea
By Ringold on 7/23/2007 5:54:21 PM , Rating: 2
I think you misread Kenobi, I dont think he meant laptops were infrastructure.

"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins

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