What do you think?

Some of you might have seen the commercial for the One Laptop Per Child Foundation ad. This is the program that provides basic laptops to poor children around the word. A few weeks ago, Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the foundation, came to speak with us. He actually showed us this ad, as well as a second one that sparked a lot of discussion among the Fellows. I am not sure how much we had to do with it, but Negroponte, has decided to run the provocative ad online only. Check out this recent article in the Boston Globe about the ad. And check out the ad.

Thousands of kids, mostly from Third World countries, have received the inexpensive computers from the One Laptop Per Child Foundation

Thousands of kids, mostly from Third World countries, have received the inexpensive computers from the One Laptop Per Child Foundation

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Published in: on December 15, 2008 at 5:43 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Ernie, I have not bothered to read any in depth articles on the laptop project, but I did see the story on 60 Minutes. I plan to look further into it before I form an opinion. It sounds nice, but I am always thinking first about free trade, agricultural technology and medicine for Africans, before laptops and cell phones. However, maybe there is something I do not see.


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