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Turkmenistan: One (Pre-Filled) Laptop Per Child

The Turkmen state media has been chock-full of rhapsodic pieces extolling the government's gift of 100,000 laptops to children starting school this year.

The question is whether these computers hook up to the Internet -- and what's inside. No mention of the web -- heavily controlled in Turkmenistan -- has been made at all in these reports. And according to accounts from the State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH), each notebook comes already stuffed with thousands of interactive slides containing lessons on mathematics, Turkmen and foreign languages, drawing, singing, sports and labor education.

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Turkmenistan: One (Pre-Filled) Laptop Per Child

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