one laptop per child are you serious?

Nov 9, 2011

ARE YOU SERIOUS? Not quite like the Berlin Airlift, but just as crazy. PC Magazine reports that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) founder, Nicholas Negroponte, plans to drop its XO-3 tablets, preloaded with 100 books, from helicopters to remote villages in developing countries. And then...he'll come back a year later to see if the effort was successful. (What that means, we don't know.) Ars Technica shares our disbelief, describing the difficulties that has plagued the well-intentioned OLPC over the past years. The not-so-money quote from Negroponte: "Adults may be able to steal it, but they won't be able to use it...maybe an older brother will get a hold of it, use it for pornography--that's life."

one laptop per child are you serious?

Nov 9, 2011

ARE YOU SERIOUS? Not quite like the Berlin Airlift, but just as crazy. PC Magazine reports that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) founder, Nicholas Negroponte, plans to drop its XO-3 tablets, preloaded with 100 books, from helicopters to remote villages in developing countries. And then...he'll come back a year later to see if the effort was successful. (What that means, we don't know.) Ars Technica shares our disbelief, describing the difficulties that has plagued the well-intentioned OLPC over the past years. The not-so-money quote from Negroponte: "Adults may be able to steal it, but they won't be able to use it...maybe an older brother will get a hold of it, use it for pornography--that's life."

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