"One Laptop Per Child wants to join forces to help manufacture and distribute the Indian government’s planned US$35 tablet. In a congratulatory note to the government, OLPC Chairman Nicholas Negroponte said the world needs the $35 tablet, and he offered the country full access to OLPC hardware and software technology."
The nonprofit organization “One Laptop Per Child” wants to join forces to help develop the Indian government’s planned US$35 tablet.
OLPC Chairman Nicholas Negroponte said the world needs the $35 tablet, and he offered the country full access to OLPC hardware and software technology.
"India is so big that you risk being satisfied with your internal market. Don’t. The world needs your device and leadership. Your tablet is not an "answer" or "competitor" to OLPC’s XO laptop," Negroponte wrote.
Negroponte advised the Indian government to make the tablet as desirable as Apple’s iPad, but not to design it as a media consumption tool. The device should be an education tool.
So what is OLPC ?
One Laptop per Child is not about a machine, it’s about a movement; and we’d love you to be a part of it. The first and most important way you can join in is to donate one or more laptops at amazon.com/xo. But there’s lots of other ways to participate; you can host your own fundraising drive, help at a nearby pilot, or simply tell your friends about the project and help spread the word.
To create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. When children have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. They learn, share, create, and collaborate. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.