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Internet access as a basic human right

Society and the Internet are strange creatures; both amorphous, malleable to gradual, yet surprisingly rigid to sudden change, while being prone to a variety of sociocultural ills, but thankfully resilient and apparently self-healing…

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Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology

OLPC Quanta leap in laptop price?

I tend to get some interesting search queries bringing people to my ‘blog. Recently, there’s a been a steady tide of traffic drifting in on the subject of the One Laptop Per Child project, and more specifically with regards to the commercial, consumer availability of the XO laptop. This is something I’ve given some thought […]

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Negroponte on Intel against OLPC

Unbeknownst to me, there’s what appears to be a very good website dedicated to news regarding the One Laptop Per Child project. Interestingly, and fortuitously, there’s a recent feature regarding Nicholas Negroponte’s views on the Intel Classmate PC, which I’ve ‘blogged about recently: “The difference is that Intel’s approach is much more teacher-centric. Ours is […]

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Software & Hardware Technology

OLPC XO laptop enters final testing

Nearing final launch, the One Laptop Per Child laptop enters into what is anticipated to be final testing. Despite the diminutive size of the XO laptop, it packs a lot of punch and some serious consideration with regards to making sure the final product works. I have more than a passing knowledge of how detailed […]

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Tech’ news in brief: OLPC add ‘kill switch’ to the XO laptop

The prospect of the fruits of the One Laptop Per Child project falling into the wrong hands must be as terrible a prospect to the guys behind the XO laptop as it is alluring to those that might do bad things with them. There was talk of what could be achieved by organised spammers and […]