Last April, “In Tecno” compared the OLPC (‘of Uruguay, where it is in all primary schools’) and the Classmate (‘of Argentina, where it is in all 4th, 5th, and 6th grades’). Â It’s one of the few direct comparisons I’ve seen recorded, and worth watching.
Since then, Argentina has expanded its program to cover all primary schools as well – the largest deployment of laptops in primary schools in the world. Â It has also had one province (La Rioja) experiment with 60,000 OLPCs instead of Classmates. Â It is great to see Latin America embracing the idea of olpc so throughly; I hope that Argentina’s enthusiasm and successes give confidence to their neighbors, such as Bolivia and Brazil.