The creative, dynamical future marches on, despite frequent attempts by statist conservatives to halt history and block the Internet from influencing our children in schools. The following video is less than 5 minutes, and shows the first working prototype of the $100 laptop being developed by the MIT Media Lab and many commercial partners. This one is running a distribution of Fedora Linux. The prototype does not have a battery but the keyboard and monitor are fully functional. I like the “rabbit ears” that extend the wireless capability. 🙂
This video would not play (although audio did) until I updated the free version of Flash player on my son’s laptop.
Glad that the OLPC folks are wanting kids to play games on it! Marc Prensky’s Games2Train website is a great resource if you are looking for fun and educational games for home or school.
Notes from Nicholas Negraponte’s keynote at the Redhat conference about OLPC are also available– Negraponte is is predicting the project will boost Linux’s overall share of the OS market to 12%.
Via Silicon Valley Sleuth, brought to my attention by Devin Henley. 🙂
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- Educational Pipeline Challenges in Oklahoma #workforceok - 2011
- Resources from today's #icil2010 presentations - 2010
- Ready for the tablet glut? Meet the 2 x 14" Kno - 2010
- Stop Motion Animation ideas from Charlie Mahoney - 2010
- Digital Storytelling on a Shoestring - 2009
- Tammy Worcester Keynote at OKCPS TechDay09 - 2009
- Our musical performer tonight is George Bush - 2007