OLPC dream dies

March 16, 2008

For those who don’t know, the One Laptop Per Child project’s goal was to get an open Linux laptop into the hands of every child in developing countries for $100 per child. It seems the alternative goal of getting a Windows laptop into the hands of some children in developing countries and some adults in rich countries for $200 each was more realistic. Having tried to develop for the Linux software stack for these machines, I’ll say that although I’m not too surprised, I’m still disappointed.

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