Technological Transfer, from the Core to the Fringe

I give you the link to the picture, you come up with the story:
http://www.joyoftech.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1034.html

Once you review the technical details of the One Laptop per Child disaster, you can throw in another reason why the Six Subsectors never seem to get very far in history.

Still, in even the poorest of the local worlds, the upper classes and highly placed scholars probably do have laptops that are solar powered, built to last hard desert conditions and handle zero maintenance for decades. It’s better than having a local genius – the equivalent of Isaac Newton or the Venerable Bede, say – poke at a dead cassette, trying to understand how this thing is supposed to create the sound of an entire orchestra…

About Alvin Plummer

I'm working to build a better world, a world that blesses Christ and is blessed by Him. I hope that you're doing the same!
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