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Revolution with crank

The data giants are arguing about how to spread IT in developing countries. But do you solve development problems by distributing second-class computers?

One laptop for each child is UN's Kofi Annan and IT professor Nicholas Negropontes goals. Norwegian researchers fear that the investment in cheap machines in developing countries is a derailment.

[IT development] The big guys disagree. MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte and Intel chief Paul Otellini are facing two different campaigns to disseminate information technology in developing countries. The number of Internet users in the world is growing rapidly, but still no more than 14 percent of all adults in the world are on the Internet, a new report from ComScore Networks shows.

Negroponte's initiative, "One Laptop Per Child", aims to produce cheap laptops that governments in poor countries can buy for $ 100. Originally, the idea was that the PCs should be equipped with a crank that could charge the battery if there was no power. . .

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