Libya & the $100 Laptop

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Libya & the $100 Laptop

While Libya may not be the best place in the world to call home, it certainly looks a lot better to the 1.2 million children that will get $100 laptops courtesy of the Libyan government.

While we here at home are faced with many, many more expensive PC choices, the Libyan kids will join the PC-powered generation.  (John Markoff's fine reporting can be read here.)

Not too take anything away from spreading wealth and accessibility to make our world a truly smaller, closer, friendlier and better place, but wouldn't it be nice if there was program like this in the U.S. where our kids could get $100 laptops, too?

How about this paragraph from the New York Times article:

It is possible ... that Libya will become the first nation in the world where all school-age children are connected to the Internet through educational computers. “The U.S. and Singapore are not even close.”

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