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..."
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..."