Karlan believes that we need to carefully evaluate the ways that technology impact impoverished communities. Just because it's widely used doesn't mean it's successful in its mission. Evaluation can be of the consequences of the technology on the community and how often its adopted.
The data centers place focus on the wrong thing - they were set up as a patronizing entity. There is no "proper way" to provide technology. What's important are the resources of education and tools for children to grow and teach themselves.
while Toyoma points out that technology is only a magnifier of intent and capacity, it can still benefit uneducated and underprivileged individuals by providing immediate compensation for completing useful social activities.
Technology is not being implemented in an environment that is access-friendly. Jenny Aker claims that although technology is being used more, the percentage of poor people has remained the same. People who aren't educated do not know how to properly use technology.
New digital tech can provide new solutions to socio-economic development that can largely benefit developing countries and if developing countries don't have access to these technologies, they will "miss out on those large and long term gains" (Qiang)
Toyama makes an assertion that technology is ineffective in ending poverty. He cites the failure of internet cafes in Southeast Asia and Africa. These failures were largely due to lack of funding and interest.