Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on December 09, 2006 05:46 AM
I'd much rather see money spent on time tested, long proven techniques and technologies like, clean water, (you forgot)sewerage, inexpensive housing, farming(!!!) even if they are failed attempts, than see good money wasted on yet another halfbaked technology solution.
That's my biggest issue with OLPC. It is yet another attempt at a technology solution for a people problem. It is my opinion that people solutions, like those mentioned above have a far greater chance of success as well as providing immediate and measureable relief to a people problem.