From the blog "Two Straight Lines"
I'm curious what you all think of this "Give One, Get One" concept. Is that what the children of the world need-- laptops? I'm not saying the answer is no, just that we shouldn't assume that the answer is yes. Hmmm...I'd love some concrete examples of how this will improve their lives. I took a quick look at the website and didn't find them, but haven't fully explored it. Sort of reminds me of when Karin Blixen opened the school in Out of Africa (my favorite movie), making a lot of assumptions along the way about what "the other" people needed. Even some of the language on the site rubs me the wrong way-- "to contribute to a more productive and saner world community." Huh?? OK, sorry for the rant, I'm just not convinced.