Monday, December 01, 2008
One Laptop Per Child
Following up on my Etoys post from yesterday, here's some information about OLPC. The video is from December 2007 so it's not completely up to date on OLPC status and the "Give One, Get One" program, but Nicholas Negroponte is a great speaker, he gives you the essential background on the program, and of course he's one of the people who made OLPC happen. For more up to date information, check out the OLPC Blog (the November 23 entry has a video of a recent interview with Negroponte on Charlie Rose).
There is a new Give One, Get One (G1G1) program now supported by Amazon.com (give an XO laptop to a child in a poor country for $199, give one and get one for yourself for $399). There are also some international G1G1 programs now.