It was nice meeting you all at the OLPC summit this past weekend.
This was my first exposure to OLPC and Sugar, and I found the event extremely interesting.
I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the people and the capabilities of the technology. But most of all, I was impressed by the pictures of children actually enjoying using the computers, and having fun with them.
According to many in education and outside, the traditional system is destroying creativity in children.
It seems to me that the XO and Sugar enable children to be creative.
In a world where most jobs that the traditional education system has prepared children for have been either been disintermediated or eliminated, it is rewarding to see a project that encourages creativity, which stimulates innovation, which leads to entrepreneurship, which causes new job creation”.
“A big thank you to everyone who helped organise the Community Summit, who attended and contributed to the event, and the biggest thank you of all to the Kleider family for taking care of me (and everyone else) so extremely well during the past ten days. There was so much driving people backwards and forwards as well as feeding the masses, and such effort put it ensuring we had a chance to see San Francisco and enjoyed our stay; it was an absolutely fantastic time”.
Auckland, New Zealand
Inspiring. I’m looking forward to seeing how all the projects – distributions, software, community work – grow and change over time”.
Best to everyone,
Made it back safely as well. Thanks to everyone, especially Sameer, Adam, and OLPC-SF, along with a big thank you to the Kleiders for being such gracious hosts and Carol Ruth Silver for getting us to the airport and waiting for road service after we slammed into that boulder 🙂
And of course thank you to everyone that gave your time, your talent, and your inspiration. You’ve all helped energize me as I head to Haiti in 5 days. You can follow my daily blogging here: http://waveplace.org/news/blog/”
Click on the names of these Summit participants to view them on http://olpcMAP.net