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PSA: One Laptop Per Child

fcuknu

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if it had diamonds and it was exclusive and I could bid on it, maybe... but fuck this.
 

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Originally Posted by Teger
Did you read the other charity thread? SF is full of jerks


Didn't read it but yes, you seem to be right!

Kudos to OP - unfortunately, I am giving less this year
 

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fuck OLPC. donating to negroponte's ego should not be called charity.
 

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Not a fan of Negroponte's (and didn't know it was *his*) but the idea actually strikes me as a good one
 

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Originally Posted by vitaminc
fuck OLPC. donating to negroponte's ego should not be called charity.

+1 Negroponte is a [...........................]*

Deleted in case I end up working for a company related to him somehow.
 

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You guys are all wet. Putting a laptop in everyone's hands, all over the world, will help bring them down to the level of a suburban American teenager. You want that for your childrens' sakes, surely.
Besides, it means a lot more people will have access to SF and Ebay, and thus will be able to buy your castoffs. Our motto; "eliminate the middlemen."

PS: Like a real American, I didn't read anything before posting this.
 

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I did not own a laptop as a child, and I turned out "OK".
 

KitAkira

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Somehow I think they'd rather eat than learn to type...
 

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What a fucking stupid idea, once of those putting the cart in front of the horse thing.

It's just the typical American idea of charity, trying to give without doing anything meaningful. I'm not saying don't be charitable, but just that these third world problems of hunger, disease...etc can only be solved by dealing with the basics.

I see hungry, thirsty, not-immunized kids running around bear feet, but with a friggin laptop. seriously, WTF
 

unpainted huffheinz

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
I see hungry, thirsty, not-immunized kids running around bear feet, but with a friggin laptop. seriously, WTF

Without the laptop how are the kids going to maintain a database of all the diseases their family has or a spreadsheet of all the food that they can't afford to eat?
 

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Originally Posted by vitaminc
fuck OLPC. donating to negroponte's ego should not be called charity.

Originally Posted by bmulford
+1 Negroponte is a [...........................]*


+ 2. And I know what I'm talking about for once.


- B
 

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