WorldChanging: One Laptop Per Child: Just What Sort of Content Do You Load Onto These Puppies?
Jan 25, 2007, 01:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ethan Zuckerman)
"I've taken to thinking about the One Laptop Per Child project
in terms of three tiers: hardware, software/content and
usage/support. In describing my enthusiasm for and concerns about
the project to both people working on the laptop and people
critiquing it, I've flippantly offered an observation: there's been
roughly ten times as much thought about the hardware as about the
software, and roughly ten times as much thought about software as
about the challenges of rolling this device out to schools around
the world. (There may well be a fourth tier--disposal and recycling
of these machines--and I'm open to the argument that that's
received only a tenth as much thought as the third tier...)"