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Politics 'stifling $100 laptop'

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    A lack of "big thinking" by politicians has stifled a scheme to distribute laptops to children in the developing world, a spokesman has said.
    Walter Bender of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) said politicians were unwilling to commit because "change equals risk".

    But, he said, there needed to be a "dramatic change" because education in many countries was "failing" children.

    In an interview with the BBC, Nigeria's education minister questioned the need for laptops in poorly equipped schools.

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  2. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    A lot of the thrid world politicians do not WANT their people educated as they see them as a potential threat rather than something to better the country. Countries like Nigeria are corrupt to the core, and all but a handful of politicians are concerned ONLY about what is init for them.

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