Originally Posted by TheMailMan78
I was right outside of Montevideo back in 2002 I think. Don't think those kids needed laptops man. The only thing I saw worse then that was in Pakistan.
Well in 2002 the worst economical crisis in our history affected us badly.
In my personal case, we lost our home, I had no job, my dad was fired, my mother emigrated to spain, latter on my brother did the same, and I barely knew what to do. I had to quit private university, leaving my career behind and I moved to free-of-charge state-university that was overpopulated. they weren't enough classrooms, and I had some exams were they assigned a sit in the stairs of the building !
Those were though times... today Uruguay is mostly recovered. Of course there's a long way to go, but that's how we think things should be done. Those kids have a meal in their school and now can have a laptop. I wish I had one in my times! but of course in those times laptops weren't popular thing, in my teen times the first time I saw a laptop I think it was an IBM thinkpad, with black and white screen, that cost over 3000 usd
Of course, we are talking these laptops are focused to schools with 8~12 year old kids, we are not talking about high-school here.
And of course... this would have never been reality if those lappys weren't so affordable.