Rural villages across Argentina participate in this program. Educators and community leaders have mixed feelings about the impact of this opportunity-equalizing scheme. Beyond the obvious positive impact in brining technology to a generation that may otherwise never have known it, several criticisms have been directed toward the program from the press and individual testimonials:
Problems in the distribution of laptop computers result in some generations of students and educators having them while others don´t, creating some resentment and many unanswered questions among school age children and their families. This is closely tied to the dual concern regarding the origin of funds to finance the program and unlikely sustainability of providing computers to an ever growing school age population. Further, computers are being utilized by most students to stream music and videos and hardly to process text or do homework, according to anecdotal evidence of some villagers. Computers have no safe browsing feature or parental control, and during the initial launch of the program - not anymore - featured an image of the President on system startup, lending to accusations of political propaganda, reminiscent of the times of Peron and his party's incursions into school material such as elementary reading textbooks.
There are other similar criticisms, but the program has helped close the breach between the haves and the have nots, in some respects, and in some communities, to varying degrees, at least for the time being.