Monday, June 22, 2009
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.