Don't forget that Afghanistan has an estimated about 1 Trillion $USD worth of rare earth metals. One day they will get their shit sorted out and move into the 20th century. Then they will be mining and making billionaires and eventually a tech industry. By then the metals will be worth even more.
I used to play Crossfire on DEC Ultrix boxes 20 years ago. http://crossfire.real-time.com... Not as in depth as Dwarf Fortress seems to be, but a good hack and slash game, that is still being worked on.
Dr Karl has written a few books and publish papers, is on TV and Radio in Australia http://www.abc.net.au/profiles/content/s2193276.htm?site=science/k2
It does have a Stylus(pen) so maybe it has a touch screen. Probably not though at that price, but GPS units are getting very popular around the world and maybe it's using some common GPS unit 7inch screen. See bottom image at http://www.skytone.net.cn/en/products.php?bigclass=4&smallclass=15&show_type=1
A lot of web developers are going to be very angry about this. They said there was going to be a 3rd Beta before RC1. RC1 wasn't to be expected before the Mix conference that MS has. Also originally IE9 was meant to be using the new Triton engine instead of being based on the Trident engine that started in IE3 and is in all the other ones since then. It looks like that isn't true anymore. Some more details about IE8 and IE9 here http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/01/more-details-ab.html
And to think I thought the first part was a Stereogram, but the image wasn't good enought to make out wnything other than some boxes.