feed the addiction: Drovak takes a potshot at the $100 laptop, the Peanut Butter manifesto and other “computing fiestas”
+ Eric Osiakwan seems to have a new blog up, you can catch it here or find the RSS feed here. The stuff he puts out makes it feel like I have a secret window into the politics of the internet in Africa.
+ The Peanut Butter Manifesto. Interesting piece, is it only me who sees the parallel to Ray’s memo of old? Others think that Garlinghouse is on his way out.
+ Apparently, Drovak thinks that $100 would feed a village for a year. I simply have no idea what to say in the face of ignorance like this when even a little basic research would have saved everyone a world of embarrassment. Over the last couple of months, I have found that his pieces on PC Mag seem to have become more rants than anything else making it difficult for me to take him as seriously as I used to.
. . . and Drovak is right in a sense:
“This sort of thing not only takes us away from useful projects in developing nations, but it distracts the high-tech scene in the U.S., too”
where we need to focus more and more on projects like this or this or this . And yes, they are all over this on slashdot
+ Why does the PS III cost so much? And why would I want one seeing that I do not even own a hi-def TV? $600+ for a game unit? And we are busy complaining about $100 laptops?