Has Sugar's (The operating system running on these machines) apps evolved enough to be so intuitive that they are able to be used, and be useful to an illiterate person?
this is the organization that didn't just scrap the XO-2, but couldn't even tack a touch screen onto the current XO-1 laptop, which isn't anywhere near the $100 that Negroponte once dreamed of. (Hey, at least they gave up on the dual-touch-screen idea.)
This may say everything about the likelihood of the X0-3 ever happening. "We don't necessarily need to build it," Negroponte told Forbes on Tuesday. "We just need to threaten to build it."
I'm pretty sure it was called the "Air." Same basic ideas (ssd-only disk, ultraportable), but with parts and shininess that put it well above $500.
delmoi, that is so often the story we tell ourselves, and I think it is the story Negroponte has been trying to tell, but I think in telling that story we too often forget things about the important adults in the lives of the children who may have modeled behavior on the computers that kids had such a supposedly easy time learning to use (and which kids? Why fewer girls than boys?)
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