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Some People Don't Like the OLPC

Mar 26, 2007, 21:00 (15 Talkback[s])

OSWeekly: Open Source and Linux Has No Place in OLPC

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"I'm all about children having open and easy access to technology, and that's been a large part of my mission in my professional endeavors. In the United States, it's easy to forget about being thankful for how widespread technology acceptance and use is at home and in the school systems, and in general, kids have the basic tools and instruction that they need to make technology work for them. The system isn't perfect, but it's definitely not as bad as what some other countries are dealing with..."

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Shelley the Republican: Does the World Really Need OLPC?

"Have you heard of a new project called 'OLPC,' otherwise known as 'One Laptop Per Child'--it's the latest crazy product to come out of silicon valley, and the Linux people's last ditch attempt to get anybody to use their product. Most computer experts know that Linux is not yet ready for the desktop, and I guess the Linux crowd know that too which is why they have chosen to put it on laptops designed for children. They cynically suspect that a younger audience will be prepared to accept a laptop which cannot play their favourite games..."

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