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American to Lobby for OLPC Down Under

May 08, 2008, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 project.

"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..."

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