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January 02, 2007

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In case you havent read about it, Nicholas Negropante and others in the MIT media lab have created a One Laptop per Child Association to provide inexpensive computing devices to children around the world. Im a huge fan of the effort and ... [Read More]

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Attila Csordas

$100 Dollar Laptop's main designer Yves Béhar said in a Wired article concerning the project: “One Laptop per Child is the first thing I’ve seen in many years that is in line with the original goal of the PC.”

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“I grew up as a designer in Silicon Valley,” the Swiss-born Béhar says, “but I’m not one who sees computing as the remedy for everything.”
There was something about the project that appealed to him, though, something that almost sounds like nostalgia. “Computers were supposed to be a democratizing tool. You used to see that boundless optimism from Silicon Valley hardware companies. I’m not sure it’s still there,” he says. “One Laptop per Child is the first thing I’ve seen in many years that is in line with the original goal of the PC.”

The financial limit is also a very nice designer challenge.

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