Cheap Windows Math
Windows XP Starter Edition is a cool idea. This less expensive version of Windows with fewer features is designed to make it easier for those in poor countries
to afford a personal computer. I think it should be available worldwide. Like
there aren't poor folks in the United States, Canada, Italy or Germany? (Maybe
they should keep it out of Luxembourg and Monaco.)
Over a million copies have been sold, which led an overzealous Microsoft PR
type to write this headline: "Windows
XP Starter Edition Milestone: Helping Millions Cross the Digital Divide."
Maybe the math is right; maybe that many people cluster around each individual
PC. There's one trying to create a document, another watching and a third explaining
how to hit ctrl-alt-del all at once!
Posted by Doug Barney on October 11, 2006