Gizmodo.com brings good news to parents and teachers and bad news to kids. The word on the street is that the new $100 kid-friendly computers will be ready by October, unfortunately for every Tom, Dick, and Harry Jr., access to porn sites will be strictly forbidden, thanks to included software. Regardless, One Laptop per Child (OLPC), the organization behind the plan, will be providing these low-cost gadgets to children in developing countries, so really, everyone wins.
According to the full story, at BBC.com, the computers were designed to withstand harsh environments and be used outside. They have sunlight-readable displays and in tests have withstood ovens on high heat. Despite intial criticism, the computer industry finally seems to be onboard. Intelultimately joined forces with OLPC. All in all it seems to be a pretty great educational tool for kids in need.
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