ces and laptops for the emerging world

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

the bbc has a reporter in las vegas covering ces. she spoke with the company one laptop per child –a company dedicated to bringing laptops to the emerging world. apparently OLPC has created a tablet with such low wattage that the battery lasts almost 12 hours. what the reporter neglects to ask is where are people supposed to plug in to top up the batteries.

it’s an innocent enough mistake to make, given that the reporter is in the capitalism capital of the universe (las vegas) and that she presumably comes from a western country where electricity is just taken for granted.

but it is a big question that the reporter failed to ask or include in her final article.

the other question is why would OLPC spend in excess of 20K for a booth at a convention that is not their target audience?

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