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Every time something new happens on the stairs. Skeptics join. Development opponents. Those who see problems before the solutions.


As in last week's edition of Ny Tid. The post in the New Times section, "Revolution with a crank", is about how even the world's poor children can now get the chance to use a PC and the internet. The American IT professor Nicholas Negroponte and Linux aim to be able to offer millions of children and young people in Africa and Asia green, power-producing laptops that do not cost more than 100 dollars. The motto is "One Laptop per child". While the microprocessor manufacturer Intel is betting on a full-fledged PC for $ 300 under the motto "World Ahead".

The billion investment can bring a schoolgirl in Nigeria online during the year. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who addressed a press conference with Negroponte, believes that the revolutionary project is an "expression of global. . .

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Dag Herbjørnsrud
Former editor of MODERN TIMES. Now head of the Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas.

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