One Laptop per Child (OLPC) has recently announced an exciting new partnership in East Africa, with newly-ambitious plans to deliver 30 million laptops to primary school children across the region by 2015.
The new partnership between OLPC and the East African Community (EAC) is now looking at ways of raising the large amounts of money required to fund the laptop scheme over the coming five years.
EAC represents the governments of Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Burundi.
Massively ambitious program
“This is a very ambitious project for which we will have to partner with various people [...]
Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation and the e-ink screen tech wizards at Pixel Qi Corporation have signed a permanent and royalty-free cross-licensing agreement which allows both organisations to share and use their laptop screen innovations in the future.
Pixel Qi has been developing some interesting dual-mode displays recently, which we’ve seen a glimpse of in devices such as Notion Ink’s Adam tablet PC – which effectively lets you switch between e-ink (readable in full sunlight) and a traditional backlit LCD screen (for multimedia, video, web surfing [...]
The internet is up for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
The internet is among 237 individuals and organisations nominated for the prize, advocated by the Italian version of Wired magazine for advancing “dialogue, debate and consensus”.
Last year’s prize of 10m Swedish kronor ($1.4m) was awarded to US President Barack Obama.
Geir Lundestad, Director of the Nobel Institute, told BBC News that they had received thousands of nominations this year.
“Some were nominated by one person, others by 10, others by 100,” he said.
OLPC founder backs nomination