Friday, August 10, 2007

OLPC machine

Matthew Hockenberry of creativesynthesis.net demonstrates the one laptop per child's fourth production prototype of the 'hundred-dollar laptop' at siggraph 2007 - video by Leonardo Bonanni of hyperexperience.com

4 comments:

Jim Burke said...

Thanks, Kern. Hey, I want one of those machines! :)

Ron Smith said...

Me too, Jim. Very Cool!

George said...

Looks like the original iBooks with the color scheme. They look like they are a neat concept. It will be interesting to see if they ever come to the United States and are sold to schools. I read some I believe on CNET that right now the production cost for them is around $200.

Joe Makley said...

I think one of the coolest things about the project is the ability to track it so closely with OLPC mailng list, project wiki, etc. There's a Brazilian list if you speak Portuguese. When you campare this to closely guarded development projects within the corporations, it's refreshing.

I am also hoping for a similar device to assist with the elementary roll out in Maine, where EPS has de-emphasized the elementary level. Where I work now, the elementary infrastructure is great, but it's not one-one, and cannot be replaced at the state EPS figures. I am looking for, if not a silver bullet, at least a plastic bullet... (one-one device with fuller function than the current wave of AlphaSmarts, etc. but lower cost and better reliability than current laptops.)