"It's quite characteristic of the cultural cringe that prevails
in Australia that a man who works in America, Barry Vercoe, from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is coming to the country
next week to lobby for the local branch of the One Laptop Per Child
"For the uninitiated, OLPC is a project masterminded by MIT
media labs chief Nicholas Negroponte to supply laptops to children;
it has morphed from a $US100 laptop to a $US188 model and had a
fair number of hiccups in its short existence..."