2007.07.20

One Laptop Per Child Google Talk

Using Miro I watched a Google Tech Talk video about the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project the other night. I was following this project about a year ago, but haven't revisited it since.

It seems like it is coming along nicely. It was very interesting to get more information about the technical details of the hardware and software that will be used. Also, I don't think I really got it until I watch Ivan's presentation.

And for those of you like me that want to have a look at the development end of this device, they have an ISO SDK Live CD.

In fact, one of the saddest but most common conditions in elementary school computer labs (when they exist in the developing world), is the children are being trained to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I consider that criminal, because children should be making things, communicating, exploring, sharing, not running office automation tools.

— Nicholas Negropontes (OLPC)

Tags: hardware olpc technology