Intel school project
Good thing or is the criticism justified?
There's *always* going to be criticism - it's education.
We all know that everyone can teach - I mean, it's easy, right?
And that everyone and their brother knows more about it than those who do it, right?
And that any time anyone actually tries to do something for others, they're going to be labelled a "do gooder" (which I still don't see as an insult) and so on?
Overall, my take? Give it five years, *then* we'll evaluate it and see if it's had an impact. But for now? More power to people who are actually trying to *do* something, rather than sitting around saying why it shouldn't be done.
I'm with you on that one Simon! In countries such as this, basic education should be a priority. Teaching the children to live in their home society and survive should take priority over technology which many of them will never see while the current regime is in power and using aid from foreign countries to feed their populace whilst lining their own pockets and spending money on their "border protection policies"
Just what I need, more computer literate Nigerians that can send me more letters telling me of my opportunity to reap millions with a small
contribution of my own money. I don't think I would feel this way if it were any other country however.
The big boys never thought Nicholas Negroponte would be able to build a hundred dollar lap top. As soon as he did however they jumped on the band wagon just so they could make a few more million at the expense of poor countries. Why don't they do that for all the schools in the US first, then worry about the Foreign countries.