one laptop,one child

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one laptop,one child

Postby osmansiddiq » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:39 am

What's so bad about a $100 laptop?
http://trends.newsforge.com/trends/06/0 ... 3241.shtml

Miller also makes the good point that, despite what MIT Media Lab professor Nicholas Negroponte and father of the One Laptop per Child initiative has said, it may very well cost more than a $100. Still, putting a laptop that's as cheap as possible into the hands of children is a laudable goal.

Linux will be powering these basic laptops, and an entire generation of third world people will grow up knowing Linux before Windows?

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Postby osmansiddiq » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:07 pm

I think the author has a lot of good points to make. First of all, it is a good idea to charge people something for these laptops, otherwise they won't treat them the same way.

remember yellow cab by nawaz sharif ,i can still see a lot of them rotting abondoned etc, but the current lease by bank method is working great

How will these be marketed?
The laptops will be sold to governments and issued to children by schools on a basis of one laptop per child. Initial discussions have been held with China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Egypt, Nigeria, and Thailand. An additional, modest allocation of machines will be used to seed developer communities in a number of other countries. A commercial version of the machine will be explored in parallel.
for full q&a
http://laptop.org/faq.html

Besides - I would also want to get one of those $100 laptops :wink:

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Negroponte: 'Software is too fat'

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New OLPC : 500 MHz, 128MB RAM, Windows CE and no hand crank

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OLPC (One Laptop Per Child)

Postby asaf » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:29 pm

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Re: OLPC (One Laptop Per Child)

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Asaf Maruf Ali

PING Systems

Network Security-Linux-Consulting

605, 6th Floor,

Clifton Centre, Block 5,

Clifton, Karachi-75600

Pakistan

Tel # 5872438, 5868275, 5833971-2

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