Education

One Laptop per Child at TED@Aspen

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The Aspen Institute’s Devlen Watkins (at right, above) reports from the One Laptop per Child table at TED@Aspen:

Steve Howard (at left, above) is from AMD, which provides the processors for the laptops. If you have seen the earlier models, they had a crank sticking out. They have since done away with that design, because over time the crank would destroy the machine. Now you can get the yo-yo-style power crank (from Potenco).

Steve works with AMD’s foundation, 50×15. They intend to connect 50 percent of the world by 2015.