Tuesday, December 20, 2005

SIP Can Be Involved: MIT Media Lab's Initiative One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

This MIT Media Lab's Laptop Is Not for Sale but for Progress

If we are talking about the Internet and its influence on our every-day life we can not forget one of the pioneers of the human-computer interface's development Nicholas Negroponte.
At the early stage of the Internet-era in 1995 he published his futuristic hit "Being Digital" , and now we celebrate with him the end of this analog decade demonstrating his new endeavor "One Laptop per Child" and the first prototype of this "digital being".

This is, I think, the only working $100 laptop prototype in existance.
Witness the handcrank.
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Just a rhetorical question: how the Society of Internet Professionals can participate in this outstanding social enterprise?



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Video of Negroponte's talk re the $100 laptop

As doubts about the feasability of Nicholas Negroponte's $100 laptop are being raised, he gives a speech (video) at MIT. from Slashdot.
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4 comments:

Max Haroon said...

The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP)has a project to establish Internet Literacy Centres called The Internet Resource Centre (www.InternetResourceCentre.info ). These crank-powered-notebook can be an ideal computer for rural areas of developing countries.

Max Haroon
Founder and President
SIP

itceremony said...

Max:
Thanks for the link and for supporting this initiative. We can contact to the OLPC group and spread a word about the IRC enterprise.

~Olga

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