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.

More: www.cnn.com

5 thoughts on “Laptops!, Step right up and get your laptops! Only $100!

  1. 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…

    http://blog.mediumware.net/

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

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