A $100 Solar-Powered Tablet: Will This Be “The One”?

Audrey Watters, Mind/Shift, Jan 09, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Audrey Watters covers the $100 solar powered OLPC tablet computer. "The new tablet, designed to be an educational device for students in the developing world, where electricity and broadband access is scarce, addresses this to some extent. It uses very little power: the battery lasts eight to 10 hours and can be recharged with either a hand-crank or with a solar panel that doubles as the tablet’s cover." Jeff Dunn at Edudemic offers six reasons why the OLPC might replace the classroom iPads.
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