Re: [GKD] The $100 Computer

2005-03-17 Thread Paul Richardson
Dear Colleagues, On Monday, 14 March 2005, Michel J. Menou wrote: [...] What will we do with waste resulting from 2 billion obsolete 10$ Xputers that might pile up in 2025? Good point (and noted that you are a follow European-based writer). The European Waste Directive forbids us to dump old

Re: [GKD] The $100 Computer

2005-03-17 Thread Guido Sohne
I noticed that Ghana came up and I wanted to make a few comments since I am based there. On 3/14/05, Edward Cherlin wrote: On Tuesday, 8 March 2005, Don Slater wrote: If Windows XP were sold at the price it usually commands in pirate markets, it would be perfectly OK. Not really. There

[GKD] Phone vs Internet for Economic Development

2005-03-17 Thread Tom Abeles
As many know, the Economist printed a nice summary on the idea that the phone out ranks the computer for economic development. This article was reported in the Minneapolis, MN Star Tribune on 15 March 05 for those who don't access The Economist: http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5291952.html