Re: Not a panacea
"Programs like providing tractors to help plough fields fail, because nobody can service tractors, fix stuff"
Well you just shot down your own argument.
Programs like providing tractors to help plough fields fail, because nobody can service tractors, but now they can look up how to repair a broken prop shaft. Added to the fact they can now learn about better farming techniques and how to utilize what little resources they have, they can now have more food on the table. As there is now food on the table, the children can spend a little more time l, which thanks to some donated computers and an internet connection, they are able to gain access to better reading material. Now the children are better educated, they can bring more money into the family, helping out their now aging parents......
Of course the "3rd world" countries such as India have never benefited by having fancy things like internet for twitter and pointless computers.