I love the $100 laptop project. It is hard to know this early on how the developing world children – and adults – are going to make use of these gadgets but if we let recent history be our guide it’s sure to shake things up a bit when you put a browser and a word processor in the hands of many more millions. Governments are stepping up to the plate and starting to buy these for their schools and children. Most importantly this device will accelerate the development of key skills and will pull the 1st and 3rd world together in ways that we can’t predict.
I’m confident we are now starting to dig into the meaty part of the most profound change in human communication since the invention of … language. Let’s hope we make mostly good use of this amazing global social connectivity.