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.
- January 31, 2008 -- Are we spoiled?
Today my XO or "$100 laptop" arrived. It brings with it the cool-looks-like-a-Fisher-Price-toy kind of responses from others. I fire it up and without doing anything, I'm online. (Our technician...
- November 6, 2007 -- A Community Walk…Skype Me
This morning I worked with Grade 5 and 6 students who all have a tablet PC. I've been talking to them about building networks and wanted to demonstrate mine in meaningful, fun, engaging way.
- September 4, 2007 -- Why wouldn’t we at least try to make schools better?
Gary Stager writes a short but challenging article on why spending money on a laptop is by far a better investment that glitter pens.The Last Back-to-School Sale EverNow grant it, most who read this a...