[amsat-bb] One Laptop per Child Free T-mobile access
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Nov 13 13:01:27 PST 2007
I notice that the OLPC comes with one year free T-mobile
Am about to purchase. The fine print says:
- No support. No service. BLOGGS will help you.
- You are part of a mission, not a customer
- BOGO from 12 to 26 November only.
Questions: Is there an implication here, that after this
initial offering, that these will not be sold to USA students
and kids? That these are only for 3rd world? That there will
be some kind of limit to keep afluent kids out of the program?
I assume not. Because all this program needs is VOLUME
production and the way to get that is to sell to everyone. And
besides, they need lots of talented kids develping software to
raise the overall open-software collective value.
Can anyone shed light on this? Rather than buying my kids a
flufffed up bloated windows laptop, I'd rather get them an OLPC
to support the program and so they can learn the big picture and
contribute to the collective education of the world. I assume
it will have a word processor, a browser, a spreadsheet, a
drawing program and other basic tools.
Big picture? Will American schools be fully participating?
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