Friday, December 12, 2008

A provocative plea from laptop nonprofit - The Boston Globe

Going to extremes…

The Cambridge nonprofit that supplies basic laptops to poor children has produced a video advertisement with images so disturbing the organization will show it over the Internet, but not on television.

The ad from the One Laptop Per Child Foundation shows images of childhood in developing countries. One scene depicts a little girl as a prostitute; another shows small boys as gun-toting soldiers. Then come gentler images of children using the group's no-frills laptop.

A provocative plea from laptop nonprofit - The Boston Globe

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