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XO Laptop again

Which brings us back to the XO laptop, because the XO is expected to last an average of five years - 1200 school days; if Moore's Law and mass production do get it down to $100, that's about nine cents per day. If nine cents per day can provide an appliance that even without Internet can provide dozens of textbooks, hundreds of reading books, arithmetic and reading drills it could provide a lot of leverage for teachers with few materials or training of their own. I think One Laptop Per Child are making a mistake by only working through governments: they should be trying to get them into the local version of Wal-Mart.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2008