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Friday, December 16, 2005

7 countries negotiating 1st round delivery, PH could join 2nd round

MIT Media Lab: $100 Laptop FAQ reports that "Initial discussions have been held with China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Egypt, Nigeria, and Thailand. An additional, modest allocation of machines will be used to seed developer communities in a number of other countries." I don't actually think it is good for the Philippines to try to join the first round, the preparations will be hectic enough if the main delivery is 2008. However, I hope their "modest allocation" to other countries could accommodate 50,000 units for a field trial in the Philippines. The field trial could focus on Cebu (with CEDF-IT providing teacher training) and NCR-Southern Tagalog (with DLSU providing the teacher training).


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