6.8 Million Free Laptops in India

After reading a post from September 15, 2011o by Christina Murphy on reddit I immediately thought of how it related to what we discussed yesterday in class.  On the surface, the idea of free laptops for every child in this region seems like a positive technological trend.  But, as we all know, there’s a serious discrepancy between the imagined benefits and the actual results of such an initiative.  There are arguments that this could potentially bankrupt the government with its high pricetag, and I can’t help but think that the money could be better spent trying to rectify other issues in the region, like frequent power outages, or expanding social or development programs.

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