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1A vision by Nicholas Negroponte One Laptop Per ChildA vision by Nicholas Negroponte
2Have you ever lived in a town without a library? Why the Need ???Have you ever lived in a town without a library?Have you ever lived without a telephone?Have you ever lived without electricity?
3So what's the real picture ??? Most of the nearly two–billion children in the developingworld are inadequately educated, or receive none at all.One in three does not complete the fifth grade.Given the resources that developing countries canreasonably allocate to education—sometimesless than $20 per year per pupil, compared to theapproximately $7500 per pupil spent annually in the U.S
4What will XO be ??? The XO will be a textbook. The XO will be a library.The XO will be a telephoneThe XO will be a camera.The XO will be a orchestra.The XO will be a human powered.The XO will be a networked.The XO will be a opportunity.
6Lets Talk about it !!! Specifications and hardware Details . 433 Mhz AMD Geode 1W(sorry, Intel)128 MiB RAM512 MiB storageCamera and mic builtinNo moving partsMembranecoveredkeyboardTrackpad / stylus padSturdy enough for kidsDual Mode Display for Inside and Outside .Wireless Internet using Mesh configuration.
7How it all started !!!1967 Wally Feurzeig, Daniel Bobrow, Richard Grant, Cynthia Solomon, and Seymour Papert introduce Logo, the first programming language written especially for children.1968 Alan Kay describes his proto-laptop, the Dynabook, as “a portable interactive personal computer, as accessible as a book.”1980 Papert publishes Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas, a popular guide to his theories of constructionism and computing for kids.1995 In his influential Being Digital, Negroponte paints a picture of the future of personal computing. The book becomes an international best-seller and is translated into 40 languages.
8April 2002 Negroponte provides 20 children in a small, remote Cambodian village with connected laptops; for their individual use at school, at home, and in the community.January 2005 Negroponte sketches out his idea for a $100 laptop for the poor children of the world in an to his old friend, Hector Ruiz, CEO of AMD. Six hours later, Ruiz replies: “Count us in, and we would be delighted to take a lead role here.” Within weeks, News Corp. and Google also join as founding members of the newly formed program, One Laptop per Child.November 2007 Mass production beginsDecember 2007 Children begin learning with the XO.
9Donate and Participate !!! How can you help ???Get Involved !!!Donate and Participate !!!