Link: OLPC’s $100 laptop was going to change the world — then it all went wrong

“Ames says the real question isn’t whether laptop programs help students, but whether they’re more effective than other programs competing for the same money. “I think that given unlimited funding, absolutely … Learning about technology is very important,” she says. “That said, there’s always a tradeoff. There’s always some project that will be defunded or de-emphasized as a result of this.”

Thirteen years ago, OLPC told the world that every child should get a laptop. It never stopped to prove that they needed one.”

Original source: OLPC’s $100 laptop was going to change the world — then it all went wrong

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