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Posted by bonnie2922 on Dec 13, 2010 12:19:56 AM

Market researchers estimate that more than one billion personal  computers are in use worldwide. Availability has improved in developing  countries, but still remains limited compared to industrialized nations.  Experts continue to debate how best to close this digital divide.Nicholas Negroponte established the One Laptop Per Child project in  two thousand five. He would like to put a low-cost laptop in the hands  of every child, especially those living in extreme poverty. His  nonprofit organization has shipped its specially designed laptop to  developing countries around the world.

NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE: "It is already in the hands of 1.2 million  children, in 31 countries, 19 languages. And one country, taylor made driversUruguay, has  just completed doing every single child in the country."But the program has critics.taylor made golf clubs They say trying to supply every child  with a laptop, even at the current price of one hundred sixty dollars,  is costly and inefficient.Stephen Dukker also makes low-cost computers. But his can run  programs and applications for several students at once. He says these  "virtual desktops" lower costs,cheap golf balls reduce energy use and lessen the need  for technical support. taylor made golf His company NComputing says it has set up over  forty thousand networks in more than one hundred countries.

Stephen Dukker says all you need to connect to a network is a keyboard and monitor.STEPHEN DUKKER: "You think you've got your own computer all to  yourself and you can't tell the difference that you're working on  something other than a computer and sharing this other resource and  doing it at a much lower cost than having your own PC."

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