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Wireless Utopia

The journey towards a free wireless world.

Open Source Generation

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Slashdot informs us about the success of MIT 100 $ laptop amongst the techies. Its an acheivement in itself that the OLPC project, once written off as the craziest idea, actually has reached so close realisation. The die hard belief of Negroponte in his project is commendable; a inspiration for entrepreneurs. The goal of this project is to provide a educational tool to the deprived children of third world contries, with the hope that they can use the skills to uplift themselves from poverty. Its still just a hope, a big one.

The real success will will be when the generation which grows up playing with this "toy" contributes the knowledge back to their society. It may take decades to materialize and we might not even see the benifits in our lifetime. It will also introduce the children to open source at a very early stage; the perfect way to induct them into the world of software and technology. And further the cause. The possibilities are astounding.

If it succeeds, this experiment could turn out to be the most important one of this century!

Previous Posts: Prepaid Computer. Google Puzzle. OLPC Update. One Laptop Per Child.

Tags: OLPC Negroponte Laptop OpenSource
posted by Rajiv, 3:37 PM

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