Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on December 09, 2006 11:09 PM
Intel's hardware wasn't chosen.
Microsoft's Operating System wasn't chosen - with dire future ramifications for Microsoft, if the OLPC becomes widespread.
Future workers will learn on the Internet that they are being exploited via wage scale and working conditions. They might even organize. The exploiters are large corporations and perhaps the governments of the future workers, by way of collusion.
Better to nip this in the bud, or at least keep it from becoming a landslide. Self education and intercommunication are always dangerous to the vested interests.