Tech Colonization?

This disturbs me.

Nicholas Negroponte, in speaking about the successes of the OLPC project in Rwanda, recently commented:

“Many of the young kids in Rwanda using the laptop – their first word is Google.

I like the idea of the OLPC, I believe that access to information technology and media is essential. Yet, as responsible global citizens, we need to constantly critique and reevaluate the impact of our efforts and influences in the “Third World“.