What The One Laptop Per Child Plan Looks Like 7 Years Later
Seven years ago, Nicholas Negroponte unveiled a plan for $100 laptops for children in developing countries.
The design has gone through four iterations, culminating with the latest X0-3 version, which features a solar charger for the battery, is durable, and features a screen that makes reading in direct sunlight manageable.
The battery is good for 8-10 hours of life. Ed McNierney, Chief Technology Officer at OLPC, says that the laptop’s “ability to accept erratic, variable, noisy power inputs is extremely important to us, and something no other tablet has even attempted,” which is especially crucial in markets where power grids can be unreliable and inaccessible, if they exist at all.
Challenges remain, including the elephant in the room: How to support meaningful learning with technology in cultures that hugely lack it.
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