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Agreed with the other comments that things like this could be a game-changer for education in developing countries, but I do worry about sustainability. It's already a problem trying to get consumers to recycle old devices as is, but at least when devices are expensive they tend to have a life in the resale market. What happens when these devices are so cheap they're a commodity? And it's easier to just throw it in the bin and buy a new one than bother to sell it on? That's not going to happen in India, but it might when you can buy a $20 tablet in the US.

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