Thursday, August 28, 2008

'One Laptop' Falls Short Of Education Goals

by Cyrus Farivar

Morning Edition, August 27, 2008

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One Laptop Per Child was an ambitious promise to children in the third world. The project has had trouble with its leadership, finances and competitors. Instead of the legacy of education for third-world children, the One Laptop Per Child program has spurred an industry in low-cost laptops for consumers.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host: Poor people in developing countries have been the focus of ambitious projects, like this one aimed at bridging the world's digital divide. A non-profit called One Laptop Per Child made a promise three years ago to provide $100 computers to millions of children. The group has achieved only a fraction of that goal. But as Cyrus Farivar reports, One Laptop Per Child has still made its mark on the global computer industry.

CYRUS FARIVAR: There's only...

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