Re: So is One Laptop Per Child working or not?


I still have a hard time understanding how this benefits people. I guess a list of benefits can be made but overall, the outcome will be a large population dependent on Internet. Internet is not an automatic source of positives. It will probably serve as a toy for the majority.


Over at the United Nations’ blog UN Dispatch, Allana Shaikh argues that One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), the non-profit program aimed at getting low-cost laptops into the hands of children in the developing world, is largely a failure. According to Shaikh, the problems with the ambitious program are manifold:

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