What a great idea

A suggestion that Fair Trade products could be tagged with RFID so that consumers can actually tell where they have come from.

How to rethink the digital divide

Bill Thomson here also talks about the $100 dollars laptop. An idea that seems to have been missed with this is the idea that they should be sold for $200.

Wait? I hear you say, why are you introducing rampant capitalistic tendencies to such a worthy product?

There are no new laptops on sale for $200. None. If there could be one sold for $200 then that one sold could fund one for a child in the developing world. The project is currently trying to get governments to fund the laptops, but if we could harness people’s greed the project could do even better.

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