The world doesn't stop because another country has had an earthquake. We can't suddenly start channelling money assigned for other things over there.
I think it's important that kids grow up with computers at home. Many jobs rely on them and the lack of a computer at home will put them behind their peers in terms of experience and practise. If the kid gets the computer themselves and they're not used by the rest of the family then I'm all for it, but we know that won't happen.
I was using the Haiti situation as a means of saying that there are better things to spend the money on.
But like you implied, with the low income families being given the laptops there's no doubt that the kid who it was intended for probably wont even get it, and yes I put a big sterotype sticker over that, but in 90% of cases we all know its true.