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  1. Re: [News] [SOT] Intel Tries to Escape Crimes, Buys More Time

    In article <149009058.hgU5Uq4zqA@schestowitz.com>,
    Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    > > Never mind AMD; the OLPC affair is the crime that Intel should be
    > > prosecuted over. Surely there must be some remedy in the law that
    > > punishes corporations for subverting charitable interests.

    >
    > Yes, I follow Intel news closely (even as a separate feed) and just seeing the
    > type of c**p they did to OLPC last year made me so angry to I had to move
    > away to other subjects (it's not very relevant to COLA anyway).
    >
    > It's appalling what greedy executives and investors can do to humanity. They


    Yeah. How dare those greedy bastards make a laptop that is better for
    kids than the OLPC? The nerve of them, getting feedback from teachers
    and others that *actually* *work* with poor kids about what is needed,
    rather than just guessing.



    --
    --Tim Smith

  2. Re: [News] [SOT] Intel Tries to Escape Crimes, Buys More Time

    On Mon, 08 Oct 2007 23:55:05 -0700, Tim Smith wrote:

    > In article <149009058.hgU5Uq4zqA@schestowitz.com>,
    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >> > Never mind AMD; the OLPC affair is the crime that Intel should be
    >> > prosecuted over. Surely there must be some remedy in the law that
    >> > punishes corporations for subverting charitable interests.

    >>
    >> Yes, I follow Intel news closely (even as a separate feed) and just seeing the
    >> type of c**p they did to OLPC last year made me so angry to I had to move
    >> away to other subjects (it's not very relevant to COLA anyway).
    >>
    >> It's appalling what greedy executives and investors can do to humanity. They

    >
    > Yeah. How dare those greedy bastards make a laptop that is better for
    > kids than the OLPC? The nerve of them, getting feedback from teachers
    > and others that *actually* *work* with poor kids about what is needed,
    > rather than just guessing.


    Seems to me the OLPC was extremely well thought out. It was designed to be
    used in areas where electricity is scarce or even non-existant (hence the
    pull-cord or crank means to charge it) and where conditions are rough
    (therefore it was made dust-resistant and tough and with as few moviong
    parts as possible). Its screen can be read in bright light, its
    interface is designed to be used by children unfamiliar with computers.
    The wifi mesh gives the chance of connectivity where internet access is
    rare.

    Now, tell me what's wrong with any of that.

    These people are not primitives - a lot of them have mobile phones, and
    using them to help in thier cropa and livestock trading. The OLPC is just
    one of a number of ways in which to help them.

    --
    Kier


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