skozlaw: gfid: We gave them the choice.Yea, right. Because unlike web pages, every book in the world is poignant and has great intellectual, cultural or social value.[thumbs2.ebaystatic.com image 147x225]You didn't "break anything down". You made an unsupportable assumption about the motivations of a plan that has no detail to it and then pushed the idea that somehow reading a book is superior to reading the same thing on a website.The internet has great value as an educational and work tool and it's being used to that effect in third world countries across the globe. Malaria and food are not the only problems facing people in blighted African countries. They lack modern farming practices, engineering skills and the knowledge to compete in a world that is rapidly globalizing around them but without them. To sit and argue that we shouldn't be expanding their ability to participate in the very things that will help them solve these problems in the long run is idiotic.You can drop food and dig wells for people until your fingers bleed, it's going to do you exactly no good if the generation you help doesn't have the capacity to pass the knowledge required to solve these problem on to the next generation. There are already plenty of organizations helping with the short term problems. There should also be groups setting the stage to end them in the long term and this is the type of thing that could help do that.
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