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____/ Sermo Malifer on Thursday 12 March 2009 22:06 : \____
> Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Tim Smith belched out
>> this bit o' wisdom:
>>> In article <gpbkdi$l2i$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>>> Vincent Fritters <Vince@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> > What's a OLPC? Is that some toy-like computer that used to exist
>>>> > before the advent of netbooks?
>>>> It's a good will project that was sabotaged by Microsoft, Intel and
>>>> others because they put their selfish interests first instead of the
>>>> children who might benefit from the program.
>>> So designing a better children's computer, based on extensive field
>>> research in third world classrooms to find out what the teachers
>>> actually need, ...
>> Microsoft: "They need Windows."
>>> is sabotage?
>>> The OLPC plan was basically "Give kids laptops--and maybe something will
>>> happen. We don't know if it will help them or hurt them. But it will
>>> be cool to find out".
>> You're full of it, Tim.
>> Why don't you go troll an OLPC forum?
> He did. The kids kicked his ass. :)
Microsoft & Tim view kids as /customers/.
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | "These characters were randomly picked"
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