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pc revolution

MIT’s Nicholas Negroponte takes a lead and introduced the $100 PC to the world. If all goes well, he expects to produce more $100 PC than regular PCs by 2007. Rajesh Jain has been promoting a similar revolution in India and Business 2.0’s Om Malik wrote a lengthy article just a few months ago.

[via engadget.com]

Nicholas claims “For education, the roadblock is laptops”. That would create a endless debate if you start by asking if the poor children need food and good health or a laptop. That topic aside, Nicholas’ ambition seem genuine, monumental and most importantly concurs with what i believe in (and hope to do something about) :

Young people, I happen to believe, are the world’s most precious natural resource. They may also be the most practical means of effecting long-term change: Making even small opportunities for children today will make the world a much better place tomorrow. Frankly, I have almost given up on adults, who seem generally to have screwed things up despite the good work being done in many parts of the globe. So I am increasingly inclined to seek out ways for the 6- to 12-year-olds of our planet to learn how to learn, globally as well as locally. from Pricing the future, by Nicholas Negroponte

Rajesh, does it matter who comes first as long as intentions are good?

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