Video Tour of One Laptop Per Child

Thu, Mar 8, 2007


Opera CTO, HÃ¥kon Wium Lie, demos OLPC at Wired, and gives a video tour.

The OLPC, often called the $100 laptop project (now $150), initiated by the MIT Media Lab under the leadership of Nicholas Negraponte is a project with tremendous implications for education, literacy, the digital divide, and economic growth across the globe (cheat sheet on OLPC). Also, see a comparison between Flexgo - the new payment system intended to make Windows affordable for the non-rich in developing countries, and OLPC , here.  There is also and interesting video from Brazil that I found on Neverwonderland comparing Classmate with OLPC.  Classmate is the $400 laptop made by Intel  – “for kindergarteners through high school students in emerging nations.”  Classmate will run under a version of Windows modified “to prevents kids from accessing Internet sites or adding programs that have been designated by parents or teachers as off-limits,”  and sold in conjunction with a pay-as-you-go system. (see my page comparing Flexgo. with OLPC for more on this).

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  1. Charles Sheehan-Miles Says:

    This is awesome. I’m a huge believer in real economic development as the ultimate solution to some of our most critical national and global security problems, and projects like this will go a long way toward making that reality.

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