The Digital Divide is a gap between those with technology and those without. We investigate the problems facing countries that lack the resources the west has, and look at some schemes that aim to solve those problems. Whilst the OLPC might be designed for emerging markets, could it have a use for geeks, too?
"The humanitarian benefits of helping to educate millions of children and bridge the digital divide between the rich and poor nations of the world are pretty self evident even to the most hardened cynic. However there can be no denying that a whole lot of the technology being developed for use in the $100 PC systems looks pretty tempting to users of power hungry, delicate and network-shy conventional laptops."