Is this a hype? OLPC argues that we should take into account that OLPC promised that by 2010 his laptops would be no more expensive than $50, and according to OLPC news, it has been said that 3 years will be neccessary before the first $10 indian laptop could be available. So, anything new on the horizon? India tries to compete with Negroponte’s project in terms of feasibility, but that’s all.
Even if the background of this initiative is honest (as many others involving the use of mobile technologies for learning and development), we should think if focusing on creating cheaper low-cost devices for learning and development is what we should be aiming for. Maybe we should first understand how this technologies may help, and understand the environments of people we want to help with this technologies.
What dou you think?