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For all those Americans who complain that "giving laptops to starving African children is ridiculous" - YOU are ridiculous to automatically associate "developing nation" = "conditions of dire famine".
I grew up in a suburban middle-class environment in Malaysia, but I had classmates whose families struggled to get new school uniforms and received loaned textbooks and free lunches. If our schools could have distributed/loaned out nice little machines like this, it would have helped a lot for the kids whose families, unlike mine, couldn't afford their own computers. (The school computer labs were perpetually locked up for fear of theft...rendering the computers inside useless.)Shi-Hsia Hwa, 11 years ago.