Saturday, November 05, 2005

WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: One Laptop Per Child - a Preview of the Hundred Dollar Laptop

I've been watching this project with interest for the past few months. My recent trip to South Africa convinced me that we need to find a way to make this project or another like it a success.

excerpt: First, the name. I'd been calling the project the sub-hundred dollar laptop... the acronym of which is the unfortunate "SHiL". Negroponte's now calling the project OLPC - One Laptop Per Child. It does a better job of defining the project, I think - not taking the bottom out of the consumer laptop market, but providing a learning tool for students around the world.

On to the machine....