[LINK] Re: Windows XP versus Vista
swilson at lockstep.com.au
Thu Jan 24 13:51:37 EST 2008
David Goldstein wrote:
> A lot of this talk of whether a person living in the third world can
> use Vista misses a very vital point. It is extremely unlikely there
> will is the infrastructure to even run a computer let alone have
> internet access.
This seems a rather pessimistic view of the "third world".
They have telecommmunications. The Commission for Africa in 2004
reported that the "number of mobile subscribers has already grown to
over 50 million, representing over 7% of the population. The number of
subscribers is currently expanding at around 35% a year, and is forecast
to continue over the next few years".
The only other infrastructure needed to run a PC would be electrickery,
which I don't think is unknown in the "third world".
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