one laptop per child

Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
in 2002 i heard about the "one laptop per child"-project nic negroponte started.

the goal was to develop a low-cost laptop for kids in the 3. world.



well... it seems they did it!







it dosn't cost 100$ like they had in mind... but i think it's great!



specialy the "give one get one" program is pretty cool.



what do you think?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    pevepeve Posts: 518member
    hmmm... 62 views and no replies



    this can mean:



    #1 too many spelling errors

    #2 nobody cares about building up the 3. world

    #3 everbody thinks the idea is so cool there is no need to talk about

    #4 i'm dead and don't know it



    mods?

    shut this sucker down!
  • Reply 2 of 9
    irelandireland Posts: 17,749member
    It's cool, and the fact that that Give 1 Get 1 program has been extended is ever better. Sucks the fact that It's US and Can. only, and your post sucks a bit too, maybe that's why there was no replies?



    Or maybe you're dead and you don't know it, huh?
  • Reply 3 of 9
    mydomydo Posts: 1,888member
    I think it misses the point. What are you going to do with a lap top if you have no water and no food and your parents have to pull you out of school at 9 to work.
  • Reply 4 of 9
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mydo View Post


    I think it misses the point. What are you going to do with a lap top if you have no water and no food and your parents have to pull you out of school at 9 to work.



    make porn on it to make mullah to buy food?
  • Reply 5 of 9
    pevepeve Posts: 518member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mydo View Post


    I think it misses the point. What are you going to do with a lap top if you have no water and no food and your parents have to pull you out of school at 9 to work.



    yes, you can't eat the laptop - that's true.



    but it gives the kid (parents, village) the ability to get information and comunicate.



    if the kids don't get good education - they are gonna follow their parents and stay poor.

    give them a chance to get work and one day their parents don't have to take them out of school to work for a penny any more.



    imho



    make porn on it? why not!

    maybe it would do something about aids down there...
  • Reply 6 of 9
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,510moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rich-Myster View Post


    make porn on it to make mullah to buy food?



    Well, the kids have apparently been using it to download porn already. I suspect to get round the food issue, they'll spam ebay to hell. Maybe send out a few million scam emails to fill up our in-boxes about their rich Nigerian uncle who needs to deposit some of his millions in our bank accounts in return for a percentage.



    I hope the laptops will be put to better use and I think it's good that technology is available to everyone but I still have my concerns.
  • Reply 7 of 9
    Clearly these kids are f*ed wrt getting anything resembling a proper education. OLPC is a small ray of shining light for kids in developing countries.



    As for the 'food' arguement, this is not instead of food, this is in addition to food. It's all about teaching a man to fish, so to speak.



    Also, not all the countries that are ordering these are completely destitute. Uruguay comes to mind.
  • Reply 8 of 9
    mydomydo Posts: 1,888member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by peve View Post


    yes, you can't eat the laptop - that's true.



    but it gives the kid (parents, village) the ability to get information and comunicate.



    if the kids don't get good education - they are gonna follow their parents and stay poor.

    give them a chance to get work and one day their parents don't have to take them out of school to work for a penny any more.



    imho



    make porn on it? why not!

    maybe it would do something about aids down there...



    Yea but you can use a cell phone to communicate and it's cheaper. I read about one under developed part of the world where they issued radios and would broadcast crop prices that could be had around the region. That way a farmer would know where he could go to get the best price. Simple, cheap, powerful.



    Books and reading are better for education than iChat and blogging. $800 would pay for a lot of education.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    A laptop is an endless book, that doesn't 'date' the way hard copies do. So I guess we are in agreement
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