One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit educational initiative spearheaded by MIT Media Lab’s Nicholas Negroponte. His vision is to provide free laptops to children in developing countries, funded by donations and fueled by a low-cost laptop design whose cost will approach $100 as technology develops.
It’s important understand is that this is not a commercial initiative tied to a particular laptop or specific technology. Instead, the focus is on providing a life-changing educational resource to the next generation of children.
Negroponte appeared on 60 Minutes this week, which spurred me to collect some online resources about his project.
Here’s a collection of links I gathered about OLPC: One Laptop Per Child
And here’s a presentation given by Negroponte in 2006: