Tuesday, October 30th 2007

Uruguay Orders First Official Batch of $100 OLPCs

While countries such as Nigeria have been experimenting with the OLPC in the classroom, Uruguay is the first country confident enough in the OLPC to place an official order. The South American country of Uruguay recently placed an order for 100,000 OLPCs, to be deployed in classrooms for 6-12 year old schoolchildren. An additional 300,000 OLPCs may be ordered by Uruguay to truly achieve "one laptop per child" by 2009. The founder of the OLPC project is "delighted" by their first official order.
We commend Uruguay for being the first country to take concrete actions to provide laptops to all its children and teachers and look forward to other countries following this example
Source: BBC
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6 Comments on Uruguay Orders First Official Batch of $100 OLPCs

#1
Wile E
Power User
I hope they are put to good use. It would be wonderful if this helps some of these children become more educated.
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ex_reven
by: Wile E
I hope they are put to good use. It would be wonderful if this helps some of these children become more educated.
Unlike Nigerian scammers :shadedshu :roll:
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#3
effmaster
Indeed lets hope that there is better porn filters over there in Uruguay along with any other countries that officially order this.
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#4
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Isn't Nigeria one of the biggest computer internet scamers in the world?

If so I wonder how bad these PCs will be used for harm.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I wonder if Huge Chavez is footing that bill. Would seem like it as he tries to influence the regions around him,
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#6
lemonadesoda
by: BBC
OLPC aimed to sell the laptop for $100. However, over the last year, the machine's price has steadily increased and now costs $188 (£93).
We must STOP calling this thing the $100 laptop, when it is 88% more expensive than that.

It's as disingenuous as calling the video iPod the $100 iPod.

OLPC project should be hung out to dry by the Advertising Standards Body for false price advertising.
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