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One Laptop per Child & Open Source

Chilren using One Laptop in India
IEEE Computer Society NSW held a seminar last Thursday and Pia Waugh came to talk about Open Source and the One Laptop per Child program.

She also brought along a sample of the laptop (I thought that a few of the members attending might mug her for it on the way out ;-).

The laptop was fascinating – it is a well designed and engineered piece of equipment. It is a visionary program that is focused on getting technology into the hands of children in the developing world. The laptop runs linux and has lightweight and efficient hardware.

Very cool stuff!

More details about the seminar here …

via Aide-mémoire