In 2005, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) promised to deliver rugged $100 laptops to poor children around the world, linking them to the world’s knowledge.
The New York Times welcomed The Laptop That Will Save the World.
What happened? Adi Robertson explains in a fascinating story in The Verge.
The non-profit would “make literally hundreds of millions of these machines available to children around the world,” MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte promised. “And it’s not just $100. It’s going to go lower.”
At the time, laptops sold for more than $1,000, writes Robertson.
By the time…
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