How the OLPC Version 3 Predicts the Future of PCs

Kit Eaton, Fast Company, Dec 23, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes


The proposed OLPC version 3 is so cool people will be clamouring for one, including me. And if they're sold for the target $100 price tag, and if they can manage to actually manufacture enough of them, then, as this article predicts, they'll be in everyone's hands or pockets. "That 8.5 by 11-inch screen makes this device far from being a curio destined to transform the education of kids in far-flung, poor corners of the world. As does the design, which was driven by Negroponte's request to make the thing 'extremely simple and practically frameless.'"
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