Tuesday, May 20, 2008

2nd generation OLPC laptop an ebook

Nicholas Negroponte unveiled plans for the second generation of its OLPC (One laptop Per Child) project, which is now more an e-book than a laptop:
The book-like design of the device “comes from something we’ve learned over the past couple of years—that the book experience is key,” Negroponte said during his presentation this morning. “Some people have asked me why not just give kids cell phones? And in fact there will be 1.2 billion cell phones manufactured this year, and cell phones are of huge consequence in the developing world—but the cell phone is not a learning device. The next generation laptop should be a book.”
Via XConomy (read more)

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