May 3, 2007

Who needs OLPC?

This post was last updated on September 5th, 2011 at 11:05 am

At the risk of sounding blasphemous, I wonder about the future of the OLPC. I realize and support its intention and likely don’t understand the political, equity and pervasive nuances of the concept but with the cost of the project reaching $175 and deals like the following, is this going to be necessary? Take your choice:

We’ve already people taking advantage of this….if we could only convince school board and IT folks. So you may or may not have Windows? Who cares? Do you think the kids do? Okay all you smart folks, tell me why I’m wrong!

Update: As Steve’s comments bear out, I’m referring to the initiative in North America and Industrial countries.