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vinref
20-07-2007, 09:25 PM
From Reuters (http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL19821905.html).

I still don't understand how computer would help release third-world people from poverty. The internet, after all, is mostly entertainment. Western mono-culture entertainment.

Proper democratic institutions, free markets and property-rights. Thats what they should have given them. How are laptops going to help?

porkster
20-07-2007, 10:33 PM
From Reuters (http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL19821905.html).

I still don't understand how computer would help release third-world people from poverty. The internet, after all, is mostly entertainment. Western mono-culture entertainment.

Proper democratic institutions, free markets and property-rights. Thats what they should have given them. How are laptops going to help?

They can print out the pictures of food they download and eat them,
surf the weather sites and plan their crop plantings,
See how to invest there money or trade it on the world exchange.
The list is endless


Its a bit like the government's plan to have the internet in all homes by 2015. The poor can surf the net to take there minds off the fact that they can't afford to surf.

jermsie
20-07-2007, 10:56 PM
It's all education to some degree I suppose.. heh

timaru2007
20-07-2007, 11:06 PM
Proper democratic institutions Has worked well in Iraq, free markets Has worked well for a whole lot of poor African coffee growersand property-rights Has worked awesomely for poor all over the world for ages nows. Thats what they should have given them. How are laptops going to help?[/QUOTE]They're not, but not much else they're getting at the moment either so they may as well get entertained by the inter web

Metla
20-07-2007, 11:19 PM
Should have handed out condoms instead.

Fix the issue in one generation.

vinref
21-07-2007, 01:13 PM
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SurferJoe46
21-07-2007, 04:24 PM
Somehow, Metla has trumped us again!

Good on ya, Mr. Metla!

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Digby
21-07-2007, 05:20 PM
I have mixed feelings on this.

Condoms is the best idea.
We Westerners want faster broadband mostly so we can download more movies and pron.
Education is the key to world stability and prosperity.
It may result in cheaper computers for us all.
Or soon they may be the only computers we in NZ can afford as we become a third world country ourselves.
It may result in more pron from different countries being available !
Girls of the Congo anyone !

Regards

Digby

kenj
21-07-2007, 05:52 PM
Speaking of contraception...

Q. What is the best method of contraception that can be used by an Australian male?

A. His personality!

Ken

Morgenmuffel
22-07-2007, 11:04 AM
Speaking of contraception...

Q. What is the best method of contraception that can be used by an Australian male?




Buy him a sheep

SurferJoe46
22-07-2007, 04:44 PM
I have mixed feelings on this. <clip>
Or soon they may be the only computers we in NZ can afford as we become a third world country ourselves.
Regards

Digby

Nah..youse guys already got 'way past the wind-up computers..so you can't go backwards.....

Unless you can show me that there's unschooled natives living in the bush and they shoot your cattle with poison blowguns at night and raid and steal your wives and children for slave trade...then youse is way ahead of even some parts of the US.

We need wind-up laptops in the Ozarks and Texas.:waughh:

wratterus
23-07-2007, 11:38 AM
Buy him a sheep

Lmao :lol:

PedalSlammer
23-07-2007, 09:44 PM
Buy him a sheepYou stole that one from me didn't you? I was the one who posted this thing when a guy asking how to lose his virginity in yahoo. Oh yeah, quite a number people voted for my answer.