An example of the challenge of reporting about what happens at the United Nations, is the challenge posed by the program held on Monday, October 22, ”One Laptop Per Child” which was arranged for the ambassadors to the UN from the Least Developed Countries.
Nicholas Negroponte, the founder and former Chairman of the Media Center at MIT, was the featured speaker.
His talk was quite intriguing in many ways.
I have been thinking for some time about what has happened to the spirit and excitement I saw in Tunis in November 2005 when I went to the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS).
At that meeting of representatives of the countries who are members of the UN, many of the speakers spoke about the people in their countries wanting access to the Internet. Several of the developing countries sent heads of state to make the plea that their nations and people not be left behind.
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