I told Kristen I want an OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) for Christmas. In case you haven't been paying attention, check this out.
Yes, I know the computers are designed for thrid-world children, but for two weeks in November, U.S. residents can purchase two laptops for $399. One laptop is yours to keep and the other goes to a less fortunate child.
Why do I want one? Let me count the ways:
- Open source software/operating system
- No moving parts or hard drive, uses flash memory
- can be converted into high-visibility E-book mode
- the mission - eventually put laptops in the hands of every child. Change the education industry. Help children teach each other.
Check out the YouTube videos:
Inside OLPC video 1
Inside OLPC video 2 - Not applications, activities
Inside OLPC video 3 - Mesh Networking
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