What happens if you give a thousand small PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word? Within five months, they’ll start teaching themselves English while circumventing the security on your OS to customize settings and activate disabled hardware. All, without instruction.
The One Laptop Per Child project started as a way of delivering technology and resources to schools in countries with little or no education infrastructure, using inexpensive computers.
What the OLPC Project has realized over the last five or six years, though, is that “teaching” kids is not necessary.
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