OLPC 2.0: A Striking eBook and a Step In the Right Direction

This is a really neat ebook reader with some laptop functionality. I personally don’t tihnk we need laptops in school per se. I can envision a device like the one in this article with:
wireless, a web browser running on a linux system, embedded video camera and microphone ala apple, ports for external devices.

The fact is that most word processing, presentations, spreadsheets etc can be done via a web browser and I continue to sugest that this will become the norm. It would be small enough to be powered much of the day, allow students to gather information and still be creative.

THAT would be cool. Also, by limiting the extraneous you limit the distraction ability [although there will always be games]

Cheers

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