Measuring the Value and the Worth of the OLPC's XO Laptop
Dec 07, 2007, 19:00 (5 Talkback[s])
Globe and Mail: Rugged XO Far From Child's Play
[ Thanks to Tom Mathews for this link.
"The OLPC and the Everex Green gPC have little in common except
for two things: They both run on the Linux operating system, and
their price is below $200 U.S.
"Well, they share another feature: Each in its own way has been
produced with the utopian dream to shake up the world..."
PC Magazine: One Laptop per Child Doesn't Change the World
"Hands Across America, Live AID, the Concert for Bangladesh, and
so on. The American (and world) public has witnessed one feel-good
event (and the ensuing scandals) after another. Each one manages to
assuage our guilt about the world's problems, at least a little.
Now these folks think that any sort of participation in these
events, or even their good thoughts about world poverty and
starvation, actually help. Now they can sleep at night. It doesn't
matter that nothing has really changed.
"This is how I view the cute, little One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
XO-1 computer, technology designed for the impoverished children of
Africa and Alabama..."