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OLPC Planning US Launch

The BBC reports on the OLPC’s plan to launch in the USA.

“The OLPC has set up a US office and has begun talking to state governments about ways to get the laptop into the hands of the poorest American children.

“The organisation said it would formally launch its XO programme in America later in 2008.”

I can’t wait to see it happen! There are good reasons to offer XOs in the US. It will benefit the students who receive them, the schools that will be able to supply computers to more students, and the OLPC itself, as it increases overall production volumes, and reduces costs. Finally, it will result in a larger ecosystem that will draw in more users and developers to further improve the platform. This is a wise move, and I wish the project much success.

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