The OLPC as a concept is flawed for third world countries. The device is bound to get misused due to corruption. There are bigger issues like lack of basic amenities and education other than laptops for children.
The project has been plagued by problems from the start. The former CTO left OLPC to form a "for profit" organization that is planning to offer a similar device. http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/...892/article.pl
Intel joined the bandwagon late in the game as a PR exercise. But things went sour when their sales manager offered to sell a customer of OLPC Intel based PCs instead.http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/...972/article.pl
Too many greedy corporates and individuals pretending to care about poor people and not having a clue of the problem they need to be addressing...
I personally think http://www.ncomputing.com/ncomputing/index.php
has a better solution for schools. If they can make those devices less expensive, that will help schools use software from the real world (both Unix and Windows) to educate children.