Among these are the notions that electronic networking will "oil the wheels of commerce"; that electronic voting and on-line public discourse will remedy the shortcomings of representative democracy; that interactive multimedia represents the educational medium of the future; that electronic communication will bring about a "literary revival"; that e-mail and networks are great places to meet people; that the Internet will foster a new culture of telecommuters; that electronic communication is virtually instantaneous; that there is a vast population on-line; and that new data storage techniques will make traditional libraries obsolete.
here's this underlying idea that you can give a kid a computer and let them explore and they'll teach themselves whatever they need. This is certainly true for a subset, and probably for most of the engineers who worked on the OLPC. (I learned BASIC that way back in grade school.) However, most kids aren't going to learn this way
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