"The first English word of every child in that village was 'Google'," he says. "The village has no electricity, no telephone, no television. And the children take laptops home that are connected broadband to the Internet."
Children in test schools in Brazil, Thailand, Uruguay and Nigeria have received the first OLPC 100$ laptops. These are some of the first videos of those children using the OLPC on the Internet. Currently they are using Beta-3 laptops, full scale mass production starts in September.
This article is a compilation of ten key issues facing the OLPC project mentioned by other researchers and through conversation.
On paper, the OLPC project is lovely - a true posterchild of the current state of opensource and its overall goals. It would show the triumph of openness, and open standards, and would provide a better world.
The founder of the ambitious "$100 laptop" project, which plans to give inexpensive computers to schoolchildren in developing countries, revealed Thursday that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run Windows in addition to its homegrown, open-source interface.
Shipments of the XO notebook PC for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project will likely be delayed until the third quarter, the manufacturer said Friday.
Two students’ outstanding work with a computer project to help educate children in developing countries has led to a corporate gift of $500,000 to the Open Source Lab at Oregon State University.
Why should we be concerned about the XO and crime? Probably because the extent and pervasiveness of crime in the developing world is something not always understood from outside.