Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Is OLPC about learning? Apparently Not.

From ZDNet

Christopher Dawson reports that Ivan Krstić has an angry rant about OLPC, especially about running Windows on XO.

What strikes me is the following quote:

In fact, I quit when Nicholas told me — and not just me — that learning was never part of the mission. The mission was, in his mind, always getting as many laptops as possible out there…

I agree. So far, I have not seen any spectacular education/learning software developed on XO yet. (Correct me if I am wrong and point me some examples if you can.)

Christopher is right that no matter what has happened, XO has started an industrial wide for low cost market.

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