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One Laptop Per Child Project Visit

Lots of you heard a lot of hoopla about the OLPC project (er, One Laptop Per Child). This is a strange little machine that’s aimed at bringing computing to kids around the world. It’s been a while since I heard anything about it, other than they had started shipping with both Linux and Windows, which shocked a few people in the community who saw that as something negative.

One Laptop Per Child Loses Intel

Intel announced they are leaving the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child project. OLPC produces low-cost laptops for developing nations.

Fighting and differences between the two couldn’t be bridged. It was six months ago Intel and OLPC founder Nick Negroponte announced they would work together to produce the laptops.

UNICEF, OLPC, Google Start “Our Stories”

Not every would-be storyteller has access to a major publisher; some, in fact, have close to nothing.  So Google, One Laptop per Child, and UNICEF have launched a new project called “Our Stories” in an effort to get their accounts out there.

“One Laptop Per Child” A Trendy Search Term

Due to its charitable goals, the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project deserves a thumbs up.  But due to higher-than-planned prices and mixed reactions from would-be recipients, I wasn’t sure that it would get – issues of “deserve” aside – much money.  Turns out it is, at least, receiving a lot of traffic.

$100 Laptops Will Cost $130

Many people were skeptical that MIT Media Lab could churn out a laptop for $100. And they were right. It’ll cost between $130 and $140 until the One Laptop Per Child lead Nicholas Negroponte can fill enough orders to drop it to $100. But it’s been a valiant effort and excitement around the recently unveiled prototypes is growing.

$100 Laptops Face Hurdles

M.I.T lit up the world when it announced its massively philanthropic One Laptop Per Child program (OLPC) with the aim of putting $100 laptop computers into the hands of the poorest children on Earth. And no one is blaming them, but despite all noble intentions, skeptics are saying project leader Nicholas Negroponte is putting the cart before the horse.