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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...)"

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