People such as I in the western developed world tend to take the Internet for granted, but we often forget that there are a lot of people in the developing world who don’t have access to the Internet at all, or even just basic access to a laptop. If more children were given access to a laptop, taught how to use it, and taught how to use the Internet, then not only would they grow up computer-literate, but they would also be given a glimpse, via the net, of the wider world around them. If that isn’t a very worthy cause, then I don’t know what is.
Our infographic today is on the “$100 laptop”, a scheme unveiled 7 years ago to provide a cheap basic computer for every child. Looking at the specs, it seems to be quite an impressive model, bearing in mind the negligible price. I don’t care too much for the colour but I can’t argue with the internal hardware specs. And these computers are now making their way all over the world, with the biggest recipients currently being Peru and Uruguay.
Let us know in the comments what you think of the “$100 laptop” ideal. Do you think it’s realistic that every child in the world can finally be given one of these laptops? What do you think of the computer’s hardware specs? And isn’t green a terrible colour for a computer? Sound off below in the comments.
Infographic Source: www.onlinecolleges.net
Image Source: Child with laptop on a globe via Shutterstock.com
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