Is Humanitarian Design the new Imperialism?

Does our desire to help do more harm than good?

So asks Bruce Nussbaum on his very good blog. 

For example he writes the following on the One Laptop Per Child Initiative: 

The Indian establishment locked OLPC out precisely because it perceived the effort as inappropriate technological colonialism that cut out those responsible for education in the country—policymakers, teachers, and curriculum builders, parents. OLPC never got into China either. Or most of the large nations it had originally targeted.




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