New Year’s newsletter : 2009 in review

Here is our first take on recent events at a glance, in a new, flexible format.  This alpha edition covers milestones from our work this past year – what better time to reflect than now, as 2009 draws to a close? We are sending this out as an update to our past supporters as well. 

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One Laptop per Child
Introducing the XO-3 Introducing the XO-3 XOs on horseback in Uruguay Uruguay gives an XO to every child
 Rwanda plans one laptop per child by 2012 Rwanda plans one laptop per child by 2012 Thank you for everything you do! Thank you for your support. Please help us do more: give a laptop or donate in another way.

7 thoughts on “New Year’s newsletter : 2009 in review

  1. Pingback: Newsletter take 2: Haiti, OLPCorps, & 2 new videos | One Laptop per Child

  2. Still think you are missing a valuable opportunity to leverage the technology and help underwite the costs for the educational version. Create an International Orange version for first responders and emergencies. Partner with Google or MS to create a registry for people to find and contact survisors.

    This would have made a world of difference after Huricane Katrina, Banda Ache Tsunami, and now the Haiti earthquake.

  3. Dear Sirs,

    I would like to point out that your XO-3 whilst looking like a fantastic design, is just not practical for use by children. Particularly those in developing countries who it is aimed at.

    A completely exposed screen will get damaged within hours of the machine being first used. When on the move children will not be concentrating on the PC and it is liable to get knocked around, and an exposed screen will get scratched or smashed. Storage will also be a problem.

    The thickness of the machine will also be an issue, something very thin is more likely to break than something thick.

    Your mock up looks like it would be useful for an adult in a developed country, but certainly not for a child in a developing one. Your current model, (although I have not physically seen one), is sturdy, rugged and practical, and I suggest you concentrate on developing that.


    Robert Swann

  4. Hello,
    I have donated 2 and owned 2 from the olpc program.
    I have been waiting for a windows program for the olpc.
    Can you please email me of an update or how I can port a
    windows version to my olpc.


  5. I donated an XO-1 and my great grandson still has a working XO-1 to learn and work on.

    As an 88 year old the looks and functionality of the XO-3 has great appeal. I would like
    to have one for myself as a semi-geek. Rush it on!

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