I wonder whether the MIT, or the non-profit association One Laptop per Child (OLPC), will charge third-world countries for the laptops. If they will, this would be, once again, a case of the Western world (the USA in this case) selling stuff to the third world. I can’t help but think that giving them water, hospitals, medicines and schools would be much better than selling laptops to them. Or, putting it in a different way, does the third world need laptops so badly? Who is going to get the larger benefits here, the third-world kids or the bunch of people in the USA that are behind the initiative?
I am skeptical.