One Laptop Per Child Coming to U.S.?
A non-profit organization dedicated to buying inexpensive laptops for children in third world countries is considering expanding its reach into the U.S. But the price for the project is going up.
Reuters reported Friday that the One Laptop Per Child program, which was established in 2005 by a group of MIT Media Lab personnel, has begun to revisit the subject of introducing the computers in U.S. schools, after earlier rejecting it. The governors of 19 states have expressed interest in joining the project.
The computer, the XO-1, was created specifically for the project as part of a partnership with Quanta Computers. The project’s founder, Nicholas Negroponte, also said that he price per computer for One Laptop Per Child has risen from $100 to $175. However, he expects that price will drop as the project catches on.