Hi all- I'm taking a contemporary media debates unit at University, and in one of the seminars recently we began discussing the concept of the "digital divide", an idea that computers can create divisions in society because they create a better quality of life for those that have them, thus excluding and reducing the quality of life for those that don't have such technology, basically creating a divide between the richer and poorer classes in society. We focused our discussion on the $100 laptop idea, with specific reference to its use in Africa, and to cut a long story short, I can't decide whether it is the right solution to educate African children. So, I'd like to start a discussion. Do you think the $100 laptop is right for Africa at this point in time? Here's a link to the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) group . I'd encourage people to do a quick google for other opinions on the idea. I didn't include any so as to not broadcast a bias opinion. Let the discussion commence!