reports that according to Tony Roberts, chief executive and founder of U.K. charity Computer Aid International, the One Laptop Per Child program is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the IT industry. While Roberts hopes that the plan is a success, he has some reservations about its viability. Roberts believes that the strategy won't work because the program aims to release a nonstandard, untested platform, then to sell that platform to governments. Since politicians hold the power to purchase the equipment, it is unlikely they will stake their political future on nonstandard technology. Roberts added that since...

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