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The OLPC and the Internet

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Michael Bletsas stands ready to defend the OLPC The bitfrost specification indicates that perhaps some countries may not believe that the unique green bra...

Blasts from the Past

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Remember our discovery over at of the proto-OLPC project in Senegal? Our insightful readers dug even deeper and found some more news articles f...

User Interfaces: Aero vs. Beryl

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I don't have all the bells and whistles that the guy in this movie has running, but maybe it's time to suck it up and upgrade to the newest version. Aero is...

Vatican vs Amnesty International

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The Vatican urges Catholics not to donate to Amnesty International (BBC): The Vatican also said it was suspending all financial aid to Amnesty over what it ...

Own your own number!

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Sure, you've named a star after yourself by paying some scammers lots of moolah, but now you can get your own 128-bit number!, just like the AACS-LA! Mine i...

Geektopia achieved

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My geektopia has arrived: The fridge has now become aware of its contents; and it is capable of establishing direct contact between you and their producers....

Guess the Country

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From Development Gateway: X plans to offer 1.2 million of the country’s poorest citizens a computer with broadband Internet access for a daily fee of €1 (...

Let’s try this again

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Here's a scenario. My company, who you'be never heard of before, has just created a revolutionary new car. It will run almost as well as a new "normal" car...

Library Grants, Laptop Gambles

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James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds asks the simple question of the OLPC: "Will this laptop save the world?" in MIT's Technology Review.

OLPC Implementation Costs

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I'm now writing some OLPC posts for; my first post is uncovering some of the hidden costs in OLPC implementation - it turns out that the $100 ...

A Million Laptop Hangover

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Over the next few years, ministers of education worldwide will be waking up from their celebratory launch parties announcing the agreements for the OLPC lapt...