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social_critic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-10 08:55 AM
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9. Give reality a break, dude
The children need books, blackboards, food, clean bathrooms, better teachers, discipline. They need to live in a place with clean water, and free of mosquitoes, where crime is kept under control, and their homes aren't in danger of collapsing down the hill when it rains, where the parents can buy the food with money they earn, and inflation doesn't rage at a world record pace. Real life is tough, and it seems so remote from those of you whose aquaintance with it is so theoretical. Your analogy doesn't work, because the computer has to come after the basics are there. And as long as crime is so high and their diet is poor, and the schools are in poor shape, this computer gimmick is just that, a gimmick.

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