The Failure of One Laptop Per Child

January 22, 2009
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Jeremy pointed me to this article: The Walrus Blogs » The Failure of One Laptop Per Child » World Fast Forward. I disagree with a number of the ‘failures’ as I noted in my comment on the site. But the XO did change our notions of computing, and was a valid attempt to bring constructionism […]

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Release notes/8.2.0 – OLPC

October 25, 2008
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The OPLC’s XO (http://laptop.org/laptop/) Software has just been upgraded to Release 8.2.0 (see Release notes/8.2.0 – OLPC). I need to get mine upgraded

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Flexible OLEDs

October 7, 2008
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EcoGeek – Flexible OLEDs This new device is both transparent and flexible, while still producing a bright display that can be viewed at almost any angle. Its response time is up to ten times faster than traditional LEDs, making for smooth, smooth video. The engineers of the future could have a field day with this […]

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Peru To Be First To Put Windows On OLPC Laptop

September 18, 2008
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Slashdot | Peru To Be First To Put Windows On OLPC Laptop “The government of Peru will run the first ever trial of the One Laptop Per Child association’s XO laptop running Windows XP. This puts the nation at the heart of a software controversy that has been raging for years between those who advocate […]

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Amazon will sell OLPC laptops – Boing Boing

September 5, 2008
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Amazon will sell OLPC laptops – Boing Boing: “Starting in November, Amazon will sell the One Laptop Per Child XO laptop, a marvel of engineering and pedagogy, on a “give one, get one” basis: every XO you buy will also pay for one to be given to a kid in the developing world…”

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Sub-$100 Laptops Have Finally Arrived

September 5, 2008

Slashdot | Sub-$100 Laptops Have Finally Arrived talks about the The HiVision miniNote (video at this link of puter): They ditched x86 compatibility and switched to a MIPS architecture to further reduce production costs. HiVision has managed to create a UMPC that sells right now for $120.00. They say they have refined the manufacturing process […]

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Windows XO: A Detailed Microsoft XP Video Dissection

July 26, 2008
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OLPC News: Windows XO: A Detailed Microsoft XP Video Dissection… of course as we talked about in class this week, people want the windows experience on their XOs because that’s what everyone else has. This post on olpc news is really saddening. Taking the not perfect but really interesting XO and adding XP to it […]

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WeDo: LEGO’s new robotics system for elementary schools

July 26, 2008
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WeDo: LEGO’s new robotics system for elementary schools – Boing Boing Gadgets pointed me to LEGO Education News LEGO has announced a low-end, tethered robotics system called “WeDO” designed to be used in classrooms of elementary-aged children. It won’t replace Mindstorms, but instead serve as an intermediate step between the more fully featured robotics platform […]

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Negroponte Unveils 2nd Generation OLPC Laptop: It’s an E-Book

May 20, 2008
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Check out Negroponte Unveils 2nd Generation OLPC Laptop: It’s an E-Book | Xconomy

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OLPC keyboards literally being ripped apart

March 31, 2008
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OLPC keyboards literally being ripped apart – Engadget ends with “if the OLPC can’t handle the abuse of some ungrateful little yuppie larvae, how is this thing supposed to hold up in the developing world” which I read just as I was thinking “I wonder if kids these were developed for are actually treating them […]

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