Laptops!, Step right up and get your laptops! Only $100!

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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.


About JoeDuck

Internet Travel Guy, Father of 2, small town Oregon life. BS Botany from UW Madison Wisconsin, MS Social Sciences from Southern Oregon. Top interests outside of my family's well being are: Internet Technology, Online Travel, Globalization, China, Table Tennis, Real Estate, The Singularity.
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5 Responses to Laptops!, Step right up and get your laptops! Only $100!

  1. I love the project to!

  2. JoeDuck says:

    Better make that $175 per laptop…not sure why but they had to up the price.

  3. Tommo says:

    My friend Khaled Hassounah did some interesting work for OLPC. His blog, oddly enough, doesn’t contain much about OLPC, but I know he did like working with them, and thought there were some high-class folks there (and if KH thought they’re high-class folks, that works for me).

    He has since taken a more traditional job, the travel was killer since he’s now SF-based, OLPC is in Cambridge, and he was working mostly in Africa…

  4. Pingback: Make that TWO laptops per child? « Joe Duck

  5. JoeDuck says:

    Tommo I wonder how he feels about the Intel controversy. Hey, he’s got a blog so I can ask him myself!

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