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tech is not always needed to learn tech...
Students could practice on paper and then get a turn at typing at an actual keyboard. You could combine it with a reward system, championships or typing games - or just a typing program to correct the errors.
Anything can be made not only "affordable", but even "free" with sufficient amount of subsidies
I think that is a good point. But you have to get the subsidies from somewhere. Be it the market, or from the government (taxes). Either way, some people have to earn money in order to spend it.
I totally agree to your sentence and would add: "anything can be made affordable but not everything"
It seem to me, that they are taking success-concepts from the western world and integrate them into their culture.
Its crazy, though: Some of the poorest people live there and they start pumping "newest" technology to make it affordable...