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give a laptop. get a laptop. change the world

on December 6th, 2008 by Rebeccca

Just reading about this gives me shivers. Ever since I first started using ‘Gopher’ and ‘Mosaic’ to access information from my cabin in the woods of Saskatchewan in the early 90′s, I was an internet junkie. It felt like my tunnel-vision life opened up and the opportunity was endless. Now here is Nicholas Negroponte with his vision of providing one laptop for every child in the world. Connected. To each other and to the world. The vision of the One Laptop per Child society is:

“To create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. When children have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. They learn, share, create, and collaborate. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.”

If you want to see the excitement and smiles on the faces of the children in Uruguay, Mozambique, Cambodia, Mongolia as they receive and use their laptops, check out the One laptop per child photostream on Flickr

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