"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> __/ [ Lobo ] on Friday 17 March 2006 17:18 \__
>> If the OLPC computer was available for sale right now, would you buy
>> At $100
>> At $150
>> At $200
> It is not intended to serve, nor is it built to cater for the needs in
> West. This should answers Larry's questions and nag, too. The question
> _not_ "will you ever buy it yourself?". We are not the targeted niche.
> As for myself, I wouldn't buy it either (not even for a hundred
> bucks). Yet,
> it is highly valuable in an environment where many such laptops exist
> connectivity) and in places where cost is _not_ a choice. Savings are
> not a
> consideration, for this is simply what can be afforded.
Tut, roy, you wouldn't buy it because it is a useless POS. There is a
minimum level of participation in the on-line society that makes it
worthwhile to do so. If you can't run with the big dogs, you are just
cluttering up the track and are not going to get a leg up for the
experience. If you want to get into the modern age, you need the
correct tools and 1 person with a $500 machine that works is more
effective than 5 people hunched over some piece of crap.