Laptops for kids

Thursday, January 05, 2006


copyrighteous Benjamin Mako Hill is working on the OLPC team, and tells of a class they are organizing at MIT on how to get involved. I wish I could attend, maybe they will have a video cast, or a web seminar.

Hardware specification - MLPedia

Hardware specification - MLPedia

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: The $100 Laptop: An Up-Close Look

Andy Carvin's Interview of OLPC CTO Mary Lou Jepsen: The $100 Laptop: An Up-Close Look

She gives some detail of the screen technology, and describes four pillars of the design:

  1. $100 cost
  2. low power, targeting 2-3 watts
  3. looks great
  4. it must be an e-book

This interview is worth transcribing, I'll try to get around to it.