When I read the report about $100 lap top from One Lap Per Child (OLPC) championed by Negroponte, I find myself wondering is this a good project? So whe I saw this article today — one more on this topic — I again started wondering whether this project will help children in developing world? I must be missing something because I find myself feeling that this is an idea that is based on thinking that what is good for USA is good for everybody and hence if we can find a way to bring down the cost, we will help them bring up themselves to USA level. I don’t see recognition of their needs and sensitivity to their cultural requirements needed to help people learn and improve their living.
But then, I am no expert on these topics.