__/ [ Richard G. Riley ] on Saturday 18 March 2006 21:44 \__
> On 2006-03-18, Rex Ballard <rex.ballard@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Of course, each village would have a "hub" and each "hub" could connect
>> up to about 50 households. With the ability to market goods and
>> services directly to the "West", it wouldn't be long before these
>> families were buying extra laptops and extra hubs.
> Yeah, because spending that money on more hubs will really help the
> villagers. Maybe they can tape them to the end of sticks to help dig
> crop lines, or throw them at marauding elephants? If they cut open the
> top maybe they could use them to collect water?
> Heh, who will by cranking their web server? Maybe they could take turns
I find that a tad disrespectful, to say the very least. If it came from
Ballmer's mouth, however, I would not be surprised. He once said: "Are you
going to trust some guy from China?" (referring to Linux)