[Oberon] Re. OLPC - One Laptop Per Child

Bob Walkden bob at web-options.com
Wed Dec 13 22:16:43 MET 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of 
> Aubrey.McIntosh at Alumni.UTexas.Net
> Sent: 13 December 2006 15:06
> To: ETH Oberon and related systems
> Subject: Re: [Oberon] Re. OLPC - One Laptop Per Child
> On 12/13/06, easlab at absamail.co.za <easlab at absamail.co.za> wrote:
> >
> > OLPC_Human_Interface_Guidelines sounds good and I think some of
> > its ideas will go into other products. But the original 
> idea of villagers
> > who are 100 km from mains electricity having computer access seems
> > likely to fail.
> >
> Do those same villagers have cell phones?

Many of them don't even have easy access to clean water and basic
healthcare, and their children don't have classrooms or pencils or
paper. Quite what they're expected to do with a PC is beyond me.


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