Grandfather Tree

Now having come to understand that we are all spiritual beings who have chosen to temporarily live a physical existence on this planet, certain musings are inevitable, and shared here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)

I’ve got to talk about the $100 laptop project: One Laptop per Child (OLPC). Can you imagine this? A laptop in a pretty lime green color, durable plastic, with a built in wi-fi card and a crank (one minute of winding will give you ten minutes of usage), a color screen, open source only software (it runs Linux through Red Hat). Think of a village in India, or on a Lakota reservation in South Dakota, with every student linked to every other student, writing on their laptops. If they can find an access point, they will all be connected to the internet and can get information. They can type their reports, email each other and the teacher, etc. etc. And it will only cost $100 per child. You have got to order a minimum of one million units, so we need only raise 100 million dollars to equip one million kids. Those of you who know something about fund raising, lets get going on this!


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