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1/7/2008


One Laptop Per Child…

Filed under: General — Charlie Summers @ 12:59 pm

I have strange and interesting clients, who allow me to get involved with strange and interesting things. Ok, ok, most of what I do is set up the same-old-same-old information management databases, but still, my clients are eclectic enough to give me some interesting challenges and opportunities for learning.

A while ago (recently re-aired), 60 Minutes did a profile of Nicholas Negroponte and the organization he created, The One Laptop Per Child Foundation. Shortly thereafter, one of my clients, participating in the “GiveOneGetOne” program, purchased a laptop for a child in one of the countries services by OLPC, and received one himself, which is being sent by him to a child in China. He asked me to look it over, and make certain the machine was upgraded to the latest release version of the software. Story and photos after the jump…
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