The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) was a fine concept but plagued with errors and distractions. The major distraction was having Wintel involved in any way. The prime motivation of Wintel is to make money for Wintel partners not to educate the world. Now OLPC are doing it right:
- no more x86; switching to 1gHz ARM, an economical and efficient solution for material cost, capital cost and energy consumption, and
- GNU/Linux, the right way to do IT or Android/Linux. GNU/Linux is more efficient than Android/Linux because it’s mostly native code.
On top of the technology which should be appropriate any place on Earth, OLPC is still innovating about how IT can be used in education. That’s huge. Much of the world lacks education and IT. OLPC can foster both.