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Impact of PCs to poor people programme?

Impact of PCs to poor people programme?

The Financial Times has reported that the Government’s plan in October 2000 to hand out 35,000 PCs to poor people has resulted in some of the laptops appearing on the black market at £100 each.

The Financial Times has reported that the Government’s plan in October 2000 to hand out 35,000 PCs to poor people has resulted in some of the laptops appearing on the black market at £100 each. Was this a sound method of bridging the Digital Divide? The Register doesn’t think so. Read their scathing commentary in Free PCs for the poor on sale in black market by Drew Cullen at The Register.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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