HP tries to show that the information age can help poverty stricken areas

I cannot find a link to show you where in South Africa this particular village, but HP is working with the government to bring technology into villages like Dipichi as another attack against poverty. This is not about teaching people how to use word processing programs, but how to find information. Here is a reuters article on the project and their hopes.

Skeptics asked what use a computer was when people were hungry, dying of AIDS and too poor to send their kids to school?

But as multinationals start to invest in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent, they are touting technology as a panacea for development.



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