Re: Clockwork Lime: a wind-up.
The idea of everyone in the world having access to a computer/email I agree with. I have spent many days in countries where most people are not able to do this... I would give a lot to this cause.
But this crap…
""The initial plan is to start with countries that are big and very different to each other," said Professor Negroponte."
"To take part in the initiative, governments have to commit to buying a million machines."
"We really believe we can really make literally hundreds of millions of these machines around the world," Professor Negroponte said, as costs continued to drop.
"I hope there would be community pressure so it does not appear in the secondary market. The technology is in it so that the machine is disabled if not connected to the network after a few days," he added.
If this was so altruistic why disable a machine in a thrid world country that couldn't connect most likely for legitimate problems?
This is just another way to make money, nothing more.