Thursday, April 12, 2007

What great pictures!

c|Net News published some beautiful pictures of Nigerian students powering up their $100 open-source laptops. This school is the first test deployment site for One Laptop Per Child's XO laptops. OLPC installed a satellite dish, power generator, and modem to give the school electricity and Internet connectivity.

A while ago I told my fellow worker Marisa Catagno that 1 BILLION PEOPLE ARE NOW CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET!, she said, well, "how about the other 5 billion!". Good point, Marisa, hope that the OLPC will help equalize things.

One Laptop Per Child:

The "rabbit ears" are the wireless antennas.

Photo credit: Khaled Hassounah

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