Dell sees red over Aids
Product (Red) that is
Dell has jumped onto the (Product) Red bandwagon and created a range of red-tinted laptops and desktop PCs, sales of which go towards fighting Aids in Africa.
Dell's XPS 1530 laptop with its sexy red shading
Product (Red), which already counts Apple as a member, essentially sees high-profile electronics companies design red versions of its popular products. A small chunk of each sale is then given to the campaign’s coffers for fighting Aids in Africa.
Microsoft is also in on the deal, since Dell’s a PC assembler, and the two companies have agreed to donate between $50 (£25/€35) and $80 (£40/€55), depending on which Product (Red) hardware you buy.
Dell is offering three different Product (Red) PCs in all. It’s XPS M1330 laptop and the shockingly good XPS M1530, which are both based on 1.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs, with 1GB of DDR 2 memory and a 120GB hard drive. Dell and Microsoft will donate a combined $50 for each of the two $1200 (£600/€820) XPS laptops sold.
Or, would you prefer a red XPS One for your desktop?
The PC assembler and Microsoft will also donate a combined $80 for every XPS One (Product) Red sold. The $1600 (£800/€1000) desktop PC runs on Intel's Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz CPU, has 2GB of DDR2 memory and a 250GB hard drive.
A Product (Red) printer’s also available for $100 (£50/€70), dubbed the 948 All-In-One, although its physical colouring isn’t very red. The two companies will donate $5 (£2/€3) for every printer sold, that’s a whopping $2.50 each.
wow! another dumbass company
joining up to a charity campaign that spends more money on advertising than they receive in donations... well done bono (or should I say number 2), you've created a nice little earner for yourself there, and fooled everyone into thinking it was some altruistic ideology shining through...
There is no AIDS in Africa
AIDS can be cured by beetroot, garlic, and African potatoes (not those crappy ones you guys in Europe have). If you don't believe me, then maybe you'll believe our minister of health (who is a real doctor if you can believe it).
Anyway AIDS is a European plot to destabilize Africa and make us dependent on your handouts. That's why its morally justified to steal the donations you make so that people on the street never see any of the money.
HIV is not conclusively linked to AIDS, despite what your European scientists may claim. Your European scientists have a colonialist agenda and are out of touch with the grassroots reality of the African experience.
According to a certain sector of our local healthcare workers , AIDS can be cured by raping a virgin. Some people disagree and prefer to use the blood of a virgin in a ritual to cure AIDS.
Save your money guys, we've got AIDS under control down here in Africa. The imperialist media has a counter-revolutionary agenda and must not be trusted.
(oh and by the way none of the above is anything I agree with, but I'm not in government so you're out of luck. what i'm really saying is that throwing money at Africa to cure AIDS is like throwing money at an elephant to stop it from charging you. It's not big, it's not clever, and it just annoys the elephant)