After takin' a swig o' grog, Sermo Malifer belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> Doctor Smith wrote:
>>> 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".
>> Obviously the key point is not what they wanted but what they didn't want.
>> They didn't want Linux, that's for sure.
> So you're saying people who never saw a computer in their lives wanted
> How did they decide they didn't want Linux without ever running a computer
> in the first place?
Microsoft doesn't want kids growing up without Microsoft, and then seeing
Windows and saying "Bleh, what is /this/ crap?"
As opposed to being accustomed to it, the way the kids might be accustomed
to mosquitoes and venomous snakes.
A chemist who discovers a laundry additive that rhymes with "bright."