Friday, July 20, 2007

The Gods Must Be Crazy: OLPC successful in introducing western culture

This was only a matter of time. What happens when you make a giant effort to introduce fancy western technology into lesser developing countries in an effort to make them part of the global village ?

Well in the case of certain Nigerian students who received One Laptop Per Child systems, they learned all too well and all too quickly and used their laptops exactly as we use ours ...

From http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL19821905.html

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Nigerian pupils browse porn on donated laptops
Thu 19 Jul 2007, 15:34 GMT

[-] Text [+] ABUJA, July 19 (Reuters Life!) - Nigerian schoolchildren who received laptops from a U.S. aid organisation have used them to explore pornographic sites on the Internet, the official News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported on Thursday.

NAN said its reporter had seen pornographic images stored on several of the children's laptops.

"Efforts to promote learning with laptops in a primary school in Abuja have gone awry as the pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit sexual materials," NAN said.

A representative of the One Laptop Per Child aid group was quoted as saying that the computers, part of a pilot scheme, would now be fitted with filters

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