Monday, March 12th 2007

AMD to offer $250,000 Open Architecture Prize

In 2004 AMD launched the 50x15 Initiative that will hopefully help to enable affordable Internet access and computing capability for 50 percent of the whole world's population by the year 2015. Now AMD together with SUN Microsystems presented the Open Architecture Prize to further develop this achievement and bring creative ideas to life. The 250.000 US$ prize will be donated every year for the design that fulfils the given task at best. This year's project is to create an “e-community center” - "a centralized building equipped with internet connectivity solutions designed to enable an entire community to access the transformative power of the Internet".Source: AMD
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Bird of Prey
Sweet initiative. I believe this will work wonders for the world :)
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2.2 Billion are starving. 800 Million are malnurished, and 400 million of thare are children. You telling me theyd rather buy internet + PC then get some food. Oh wait this is only for a portion of the other 2/3rds of the world. My bad.
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My stars went supernova
We should just Wi-fi the entire world
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Completely Bonkers
What do these third world countries NEED with the internet anyway? Idle chat? Look at tech forums for products they cannot afford? As a marketplace for buying and selling things they don't own or can't make? Or for looking up witchcraft methods for rain and food?

Or is it about equal rights for everyone? Everyone should be able to access free pr0n. Not just the rich and idle.
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