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The last few years have witnessed an increasing focus on creating inexpensive, affordable computers for users in the developing world.

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Anthony.Taylor

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This article misses the point entir [...]

This article misses the point entirely.

First, he assumes everything in life is regulated by capitalism. Secondly, he ignores the environment in which the OLPC is to be deployed-- in rural areas, to kids who will carry them around with them.

Instead, he touts his own company's products, thin-computing devices and back-end servers. These things are fine for enterprise environments (and not just third-world countries). But they don't fit the same needs as the OLPC and other projects.

Also, the OLPC is not "struggling to break $200." It was $175 in April of this year, and the price will fall as production increases.

That, at least, is governed by economics.

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14 years 16 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago

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I agree, the author obviously wants

I agree, the author obviously wants to promote his own products.

Again the author doesn't understand the environment or culture of the target markets.

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