One Laptop Per Child

Author: Ian Bicking <ianb@colorstudy.com>
url:http://blog.ianbicking.org
Organization: The Open Planning Project <http://openplans.org>

One Laptop Per Child

One Laptop Per Child: laptop.org

"It's an education project, not a laptop project."

—Nicholas Negroponte

Developing World

Why OLPC instead of:

Why OLPC

This is not happening:

save the world 2.0 In which way do you want to save the world?
Feed all the starving people
Give all the children laptops

No one is asking us to choose between these. No one is asking us at all.

What's Really Wrong

Why OLPC

Why?

Why

"This is not just a matter of giving a laptop to each child, as if bestowing on them some magical charm. The magic lies within- within each child, within each scientist-, scholar-, or just-plain-citizen-in-the-making. This initiative is meant to bring it forth into the light of day."

—Kofi Annan

Countries

The Hardware

Power

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The Deployments

Education

Economics

The Software

UI Principles

UI Principles

UI Principles

UI Demo

(demo here)

UI Principles

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Security

Storage

Storage

Storage

Storage

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Software Status

Chicago

References

These slides are in the public domain; please feel free to use or excerpt them in whatever way you like. Though preferably to help promote OLPC, of course. You can check out the source with svn co http://svn.colorstudy.com/home/ianb/olpc-presentation (the original source is in presentation.txt and was rendered to HTML with rst2s5).

[1]http://www.businessdayonline.com/?c=132&a=12716
[2]http://www.freeafrica.org/looting5.html