OLPC Computers on their Way to Birmingham, Ala.

“Anyone who has thought that, as nice as the Linux-powered One
Laptop Per Child computers are for the target market of third-world
children, they’d also make a lot of sense for U.S. kids too, is in
good company. The mayor of Birmingham, Ala., Larry Langford, had
the same thought and the result is that the city will be deploying
15,000 OLPCs to its school system.

“The OLPCs will be given to all first- through eighth-graders in
the city’s school system. Some of the computers are expected to be
deployed as early as March, with the rest to follow by the
beginning of the 2008-9 school year…”