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Geek Heresy

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Along the way of making his case, he takes on a lot of the popular tech and business for social good memes, like: One Laptop Per Child The Hole-in-the-Wall experiment The Arab Spring as social media revolution Toms Shoes The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid (CK Prahalad) Telecenters The fetish of school testing (aka No Child Left Behind) Google (especially some optimistic pronouncements) He scores some good points here, usually by pointing out that the hype doesn’t match up with the claims.

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