Monday, January 03, 2011

The battle, the war

...is more interested in pressuring the industry to make cheaper, more education-focused PCs than he is in manufacturing any specific machine. "We don't necessarily need to build it," Negroponte told Forbes. "We just need to threaten to build it."
OLPC is adapting, as intelligent bodies do. They're developing the $75 computer.

The story of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) in Nigeria is a tragic opera. From the proclamation that we'll order a million, to the disgraceful lawsuit (keyboard patent my ass), to the horrible ministers of education, basically we're at no-laptop-per-child. (Read more at OLPC/Nigeria)

Still on education, the students in one state university (Lagos) intend to resume school this week even if the staff and the government can't agree that their education is important. This is very good - the youth must act in their self-interest.
News: Students of the Lagos State University (LASU) have fixed January 5, 2011 as their own resumption date...the students took the action even as the institution’s striking lecturers and the state government were yet to agree on terms to end the over three month strike embarked upon by the lecturers.

1 comment:

t said...

LASU resumed on January 5 2011.
The power of saying Enough is Enough.

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