1st children get their 'OLPC' laptopsMikey 1 comment
Many said it wouldn't happen and even I will admit to a slight skepticism when the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project was first announced in January 2005.
It's not that I didn't want it to happen, but Nicholas Negroponte's idea despite being noble also seemed unattainable to many, and his critics were plentiful.
For the uninitiated, the OLPC goal is to provide children in underdeveloped countries with a laptop, offering them "opportunities to explore, experiment and express themselves."
Well the moderately specced custom built laptops are now in the hands of some children at last. And seeing them does bring on a case of the warm and fuzzies.