Kids thank (Ed)Ubuntu!

Kids say thank you to (Ed)Ubuntu:

“Weve just installed these two donated computers in a community nursury and breakfast/after schol club in Lincolnshire, England. The machines are 600mhz/128mb/4.2gig and they took about 3/4’s of an hour to install and configure perfectly, and have cost the centre nothing!

The kids absolutely love them, most are from underpriviledged backgrounds and many of them have never used a computer before. As a result they will grow up computer literate. The Nursury just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks for all of the effort and long hours that the community has put into creating this supurb collection of software.

Keep Up the Good work!”

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3 Responses

  1. wtf says:

    Is this a joke? Of course they’ll grow up computer literate; there are hundreds of computers in primary & secondary schools.

    I didn’t have a computer when I was in nursery and I didn’t suffer because of it.

    Not belittling your efforts; but saying that because of these computers they will grow up computer literate (inferring that they wouldn’t be otherwise), is a tad OTT, no?

  2. jonathan says:

    Well, we didn’t claim anything. The content of the blog post is what the users said, and we appreciate their feedback. Also, for every school that does have enough computers for all their learners, there are thousands and thousands of schools where children have absolutely no computer access.

    And yes, for thousands of years, people have gone to school without computers and have turned out Ok. These days though, not having computer access means that you’re loosing out on big parts of modern business and culture, which means that not having access to information and technology causes a bigger gap between the have’s and the have-not’s. Cheap and reliable computer access won’t solve the world’s problems, that’s for sure, but it can certainly make a big positive impact on millions of people around the world.

  3. wtf says:

    I didn’t realise you were, I misread you as

    Believe me, in the UK there is not one school (this is nursery/kindergarden) without enough computers to at least give kids basic skills with them. — so much so that there are debates that there are too many computers in UK schools. Perhaps it is different in the RSA.

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