I don't always agree with Om Malik, but I think he got this one right:
Everyone from Nicholas Negroponte to Microsoft to Intel wants to help the poor kids in emerging economies by giving them a laptop, a phone or some frankendevice. No one seems to ask the question if the kids actually need it, especially when food and water should be higher on the priority list.
Do kids need access to computers? Yes. But what they really need -- around the globe -- are food, shelter, and better schools. Let's work toward the common goals, and stop complaining about who should get the credit if we are successful.