http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7138061.stm Having just read this article, I am a little bemused. I for one believe in charity but, I am, I have to admit a bit tired of money being donated from whatever quarter, for governments, (And it has to be said, they are predominately African regimes), to line their own pockets. Now, some charities want to be able to provide sustinance and an education, in the form of a specially created laptop. I am familiar with the phrase, 'Give them food and they will eat for a day, but give them the means to farm and they will eat forever', but FFS. They now want someone to pay for their laptops. They will be suggesting next that we provide a bus service to get them to school, once we have built it, oh and whilst your at it, can you give us a job. It's about time the phrase, 'Charity begins at home' was followed a little more vigorously. I know of schools in my local area that don't have IT departments either and the kids are bused to adjacent schools. I am about to take delivery of a new laptop, which I have worked bloody hard for. I think I am going to email DELL and ask if I can have it for free. Edited to add Poll.