Create a free Reader Account
to post comments.
Get free daily SCIY
Notable SCIY Topics
Category Folders (below)
Click folder names for contained articles,
Click 'Main Page' to return.
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Program Surges Ahead; India backed out
By: Priyanka Pradhan | Nov 20,2006
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program has just taken another step forward by shipping the first 10 computers from the manufacturer in Taiwan, to the US State Department for testing. This is the first batch of the $100 laptops for children in poor countries such as Nigeria, China, Brazil, Egypt and Thailand who have already placed an order for 1 million laptops.
The program, conceptualized by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte aims to provide children in third world countries with laptops, to make it easier for children to grasp and learn their lessons. According to the project, each child in government supported schools will get an easy to use laptop, offering 128 MB of memory, 512 MB of storage and run the Linux open-source operating system. The next step for Negroponte's team is to begin the 900 unit production, by early in 2007. Most of these units will go to programmers who will help to develop software for these laptops.
India was part of the program initially until Indian Education Secretary Sudeep Banerjee reversed the decision to back the OLPC project.
Read more here.
A Review of Dipesh Chakrabarty's "Provincializing Europe" by Amit Chaudhuri (London Review of Books) Debashish
AntiMatters vol 3 no 4 is out koantum
Classicism, post-classicism and Ranjabati Sircar’s work: re-defining the terms of Indian contemporary dance discourses by Alessandra Lopez y Royo Debashish
LACMA 111909 - Debashish Banerji Debashish
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Within the limits of capitalism, economizing means taking care - Bernard Stiegler
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Within the limits of capitalism, economizing means taking care - Bernard Stiegler