[sf-lug] OLPC thoughts...
asheesh at asheesh.org
Sat Dec 6 21:55:42 PST 2008
On Wed, 19 Nov 2008, Sameer Verma wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I thought I'd update you all on the One Laptop Per Child project.
> Instead of writing a long e-mail, I've posted my thoughts and details
> online. Last year's donation program helped hundreds of thousands of
> children around the world get little green laptops for education. I had
> the good fortune of visiting one of the first pilot sites in India. The
> experience of seeing 5 year olds using laptops (yes, FOSS laptops :-))
> in a remote village is perhaps the most impressive experience of my
> professional career. Its proof that this effort actually works.
I was in Uruguay four months ago and was driving around Colonia in a golf
cart with my brother. "Look over there," he says.
On the steps of his house is a little kid using a green laptop with bunny
ears and an XO logo. In the doorway is his mother, looking outside.
That was amazing. When I finally import my photos from that trip, I'll
post that one for sure.
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-- Mark Twain
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