One Laptop per Child is Nicholas Negroponte’s vision for computers for the third world. This morning I sent an email to the organization asking to look at the laptop maybe even purchase it. This laptop has everything I have been thinking about for a third world computer. First it’s durable and it’s very portable. Next they are using only open source software. What I love about that is that it’s not only for financial considerations but they believe open source software will allow the children more creativity with their computers. And last, since I think I will probably be fund raising for these computers they are very affordable. Right now they cost a little under $200.00 but the goal is to be priced closer to $100.00.
So cross your fingers and wish me luck about getting to talk to a rep. seeing one and possibly even being able to purchase one for myself so I can put it through it’s paces.