Thanks to Seth Godin and his post titled “This changes everything” I stumbled upon the following:
This is the official laptop per child (OLPC) donation page for people who would like to donate a laptop. For those of you unfamiliar the One Laptop Per Child project has been going on for sometime. According to the OLPC website:
The OLPC Foundation’s mission is to stimulate local grassroots initiatives designed to enhance and sustain over time the effectiveness of laptops as learning tools for children living in lesser-developed countries.
As Seth Godin put it, a lot of interesting things will begin to happen when children discover this new technology. As someone ingrained in the technology industry it is some times easy to forget that not everyone has access to this world (of techonlogy). I do remember moving from Central New Jersey to Minneapolis during middle school and being struck by the difference in computer equipment. My Middle school in New Jersey had great, top-of-the-line equipment, while my new school was stuck with old Apple II’s. This is a small difference when compared with someone who might have never even seen a laptop before.