Monday, June 22, 2009

One Laptop Per Child: Vision vs. Reality

The Communications of the ACM has an article about the state of the One Laptop project. Some interesting notes here. The project has perhaps changed the competitive landscape for netbooks and cheap PCs. It has not met its stated goals. Does that matter? It's been a really interesting project. I've mostly been interested in the technology, never believing that a laptop was going to change the world, but the low-power, ruggedness, and mesh network of the thing attracted me. I can't wait for these technologies to proliferate.


  1. I tried to post this from the road, but my iPod no like blog commenting.

    This article made me think of how Traveller has all these really high tech index worlds just a jump or two away from technological backwaters and how people always argued about whether that was realistic.

    Seems like it might be more realistic than we would probably like to believe.

  2. Hey, you inspired another blog post for me, which put me even further behind in my work schedule.

    Thanks! :-)