Useful update on the #OLPC initiative in South America

Uruguay has committed to providing every child in primary school their own device for use at school and home. These are not wealthy nations; this reflects a commitment to raising levels of basic skills and educational performance across the continent. While such aims are targeted in the future, supporting this level of infrastructure will develop a technology industry today.

There was some criticism of the OLPC device, its interface and impact but three years on few can doubt its influence in creating a whole new class of devices and the evidence above would seem to vindicate its value as a catalyst for change.

With the next generation  OLPC tablet under development rumoured to cost $75 and run the Android Operating system it has the potential to change a generation.Read more at

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