One Laptop Per Child - The Dream is Over

Posted on 11 September 2009 by jrobes

“It’s time to call a spade a spade. OLPC was a failure. … The laptops were designed without end-user input, they cost too much both to produce and to run, and they’re now being outcompeted by commercial laptops. Only about a million OLPCs have shipped so far.” Die Argumente der Autorin sind nicht neu. Aber sie stehen auf einer Seite, die “UN Dispatch” heißt und von der UN unterstützt wird, so dass Nicholas Negroponte selbst antwortet:

“The dream is not over. When OLPC started there were no low cost laptops. We created the category less than four years ago and it now represents almost one third of the world production of latops. I am not aware of too many technologies that have gone from “impossible” to such wide adoption. …

As a small non-profit, humanitarian organization, it is hard to battle giants who view children as a market, not a mission, and have other agendas. In spite of all that, the change is huge. I no longer hear people arguing against “one laptop per child” as a concept. The issue is purely a matter of funding and there are many ways to do that. Wait and see.”
Nicholas Negroponte
Alanna Shaikh, UN Dispatch/ Alanna Shaikh’s blog, 9. September 2009

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