”Nicholas Negroponte and Kofi Annan unveiled a working prototype of the Children’s Machine 1 (CM1) on November 16, 2005 at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, Tunisia” (from Wiki).
So what happened since OLPC XO first introduction to the world five years ago? In response to the Official Overview of OLPC Monitoring and Evaluation Reports and OLPCnews.com overview, I just want to say that OLPC has done a lot of great things. New OLPC website is work in progress with its very graphic map http://www-staging.laptop.org/map that indicates how many XO laptops were distributed worldwide.
More than that overall number of XOs shipped worldwide I want to know how many children are actually using XO laptops right now. I’d rather support one happy child who is using it than hundreds of laptops locked in the closet.
I also want to know how many people support the idea of OLPC and keep it alive, including educators, developers, content creators, etc., because people make ideas happen. Please, read Ben’s notes on community support question. See pics of volunteers from San Francisco OLPC Community Summit, courtesy of Mark Battley from Ntugi Kenya deployment.
Thank you, OLPC Community for your dedication and hard work!