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CNN story about Windows on the XO

So does Microsoft, apparently; they're now hedging their bets. They have 40 engineers trying to cram Windows into a 256MB machine. The real question, though, is whether an education-specific appliance computer can change education; computer education here has mostly been about learning the computer itself for use in business-type applications, not using it as a learning tool for reading, arithmetic, history. A friend of mine has a PhD in education, was closely involved with Calgary Board of Education's computer planning, and he thinks so. But he also thinks it might do the most good outside a school environment, at home and lunch. Or perhaps where there is no school environment we would recognize as such.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2008