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    Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    Aims to "facilitate easier access to education for refugees," in Germany says Google.org director.
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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    Given their previous attitudes, I'm guessing most of them will complain that it's not a Mac.

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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza365 View Post
    Given their previous attitudes,
    All of them?

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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza365 View Post
    Given their previous attitudes, I'm guessing most of them will complain that it's not a Mac.
    Get in there early. Why do you think Microsoft offers student discounts and discount prices to teachers and schools?

    (Although to be fair, Apple also offer some student discounts too)
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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    Well they needed something to counteract all the bad press they've recently been getting for simply taking advantage of half-baked tax laws.

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    This is quite awesome of google.

    What previous attitudes?
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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    It's pretty bold of Google to show such a gesture when it's such a controversial topic in Europe. Will generate positive and negative opinions from everyone. And, in typical American fashion, it's really just an advertisement ploy. /sigh
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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    It's pretty bold of Google to show such a gesture when it's such a controversial topic in Europe. Will generate positive and negative opinions from everyone. And, in typical American fashion, it's really just an advertisement ploy. /sigh
    Never mind being controversial in Europe - have a think how encouraging "wet backs"* is going to play to the domestic (US) audience. Especially a certain Republican candidate - you know ... 'amster 'ead wiv 'is wall!


    * EDIT: realised that - after I typed it - that this was an unfortunate turn of phrase - no insult intended, plus I actually find that particular US description pretty unpleasant.

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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Well they needed something to counteract all the bad press they've recently been getting for simply taking advantage of half-baked tax laws.
    Exactly what I was going to post

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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    might as well give them guns right away

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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    Good for Google, although they will probably write this off against tax in Germany too.

    I suppose if they make a similar offer to other countries supporting refugees then the Danish Government will confiscate them to pay for their stay?

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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    Migrants do better here ... they get given cash to buy a car.

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    Re: Google gives $5.3 million pile of Chromebooks to refugees

    I suspect that many of these "free" computers will end up at car-boot sales and local markets, like most donations of goods as aid.

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