Information Gap: Web versus Books

During the DLD Conference and Davos there have been a lot of talks about the global information gap and how everybody can have access to information.

I talked to Nicholas Negroponte, the founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child, and I was able to snapshot the 100 Dollar-Laptop which is the first step to close the information gap.
100 Dollar Laptop

A friend of mine is professor in Tazania in Afrika and asked me to send some business books for his students and the university library. Well – this might be no problem. We have some books in the office and I have friends with many books – relevant for them.

But after meeting Nicholas I thought about the question:
What is more important for students in Afrika – the web or the relevant business books? Should’nt we just send our old laptops to really give them access to global information?

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