One Laptop Per Child

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Tue Nov 13 07:31:20 PST 2007

usleepless at wrote:
> On Nov 13, 2007 2:52 PM, Rob <bitabyss at> wrote:
>>> I am usually not the one to bring up these things but I feel very
>>> strongly about this. Starting Monday, November 12 this website is
>>> offering a give one get one deal. I believe the money will be well
>>> invested. YMMV
>> I have to agree with many posters, this project is the most seriously
>> misdirected, biggest crock of shit I've heard of in years.
>> We're talkin' people in 3rd world conditions, without basic essentials
>> of life, and some idiot wants to give them COMPUTERS?!?!?   WFT?  Where
>> are they gonna get electricity to charge them, instruction in use,
>> repair, software updates, etc.  And they don't have toilet paper, so all
>> the keys on the left half are gonna go bad!
> when the F! is this going to end?
> all that is happening here is an exchange of stereotype opinions about
> the matter. nothing new, nothing original, nothing is going to come
> out of this, all this has been discussed already on numerous sites (
> slashdot, digg, wherever ).
> your opinion is useless to freebsd-questions. please go annoy your
> relatives and friends.
> furthermore, you are extremely short sighted. are you aware rice was
> dumped in some African countries which ruined their local rice
> farmers? ever heard of "learned helplessness"? ever considered that
> not all children in 3rd world countries starve to death?
> if anyone wants to ramble on, please do so on the chat list. or bugger
> of to digg.

You're aware that by offering your opinion while chastising people for 
doing likewise, you're contributing to the topic you're chastising, right?



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