March 16, 2006

Cheap PCs for developing countries

The possibilities for getting cheap PCs into developing countries keeps growing. The Register has a series of articles on the alternatives.

The machines are getting cheap enough that it’s not a question of whether they should be all over even the poorest countries, but rather exactly how this should be accomplished. Electricity is a non-issue in some cases, more of a challenge in others. And actual internet access of course also needs to be provided.

But in essence — a few years from now, every schoolchild in the world should have access to most of the world’s educational information.

Except to the extent, of course, that her country’s leaders censor it out …


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