Goodbye One Laptop per Child

Wayan Vota, Phil's JISC CETIS blog, Mar 11, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

OLPC news plays the eulogy. "The XO-1 laptop is history. Sadly, so is Sugar. Once the flagship of OLPC's creativity in redrawing the human-computer interaction, few are coding for it and new XO variants are mostly Android/Gnome+Fedora dual boots. Finally, OLPC Boston is completely gone. No staff, no consultants, not even a physical office. Nicholas Negroponte long ago moved onto the global literacy X-Prize project." Not a noble end. Still - would we have had the tablet revolution without OLPC? Maybe - but not for a long time, probably. So it worked out well in the end.

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