03 October 2005

Cheap, useful laptops for kids in developing nations

Who needs broadband? Who needs bloated PC software? Who needs electricity?

According to MIT, not kids in developing nations (which is good, because they're unlikely to get those things soon). But what those kids do need is a way to connect with the wider world and "learn learning".

If this can be made to work, it's revolutionary. Check it out:

http://laptop.media.mit.edu/

1 comment:

P3T3RK3Y5 said...

saw this first on bbc news and was very excited about it. when technology can leapfrog the rest of a society's infrastructure -- as in a better cell phone system in 3rd world countries than we have in the us -- i think it gives people a fighting chance to be part of the world community.