Tag: OLPC

Getting Sugar talking!

(No, nothing to do with Sir Alan!) I’ve got an OLPC , and have an Acer Aspire Netbook with Sugar On A Stick installed – and was trying to get them to recognise each other, in order to demonstrate the mesh & collaborative working. I was able to get both onto the Uni Network (though…

$10 laptop?

I’ve written several times about the OLPC (aka $100 laptop) – and have one. (I like curiouslee’s viewfinder for it!) There is now a plan in India to create a $10 laptop – which they intend to launch at India’s National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technologies The BBC’s report did note that they…

OLPC – getting to know it.

I’ve been investigating the OLPC quite a bit. I’ve also got back into reading about it. Due to the changes at the top, there’s been a fair bit of news coverage, including an article in the Guardian, which Stephen Downes pointed to. I’ve made comments on Stephen’s post, so won’t repeat those here. Over the…

'$100 laptop' begins production

They’re starting to make them. I’ve read quite a few reports, such as CNET’s that goes on to comment on other low cost laptops. What really interests me, though, is the interface and the fairly radical approach to learning that the OLPC brings. It’s not really the hardware (interesting though that is), it’s the software…