Earlier this month, Nicholas Negroponte flew to Colombia, along with a team from One Laptop per Child, to deliver bright-green XO laptops to schoolchildren in territory once held by guerrillas. TED came along to film as part of a new, occasional feature called “TED in the Field” that offers updates on TEDTalks speakers and the […]
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TED’s June Cohen reports via Twitter on the World Science Festival session “Greengenuity“, where she’s hearing from the screen designer for One Laptop per Child (the “$100 laptop”): The OLPC gal is asked about the new … … touchscreen-driven design (from the wonderful Yves Behar) An “oohhh” goes thru the crowd when she explains how […]
Designer Yves Behar digs up his creative roots and discusses some of the iconic objects he’s created (the Leaf lamp, the Jawbone headset). Then he turns to the witty, surprising, elegant things he’s working on now — including the “$100 laptop” (whose next-gen redesign was announced yesterday) and a groovy new water bottle. (Recorded February […]
One Laptop per Child designer Yves Behar (watch his TEDTalk) shares exciting news about the top-to-bottom redesign of the XO laptop — sometimes called the “$100 laptop.” He writes: With the XO (1.0), we pushed the boundaries of what a laptop could be by lowering the cost dramatically, being green (no heavy metals, lowest energy […]
Update: OLPC has announced that, starting Nov. 12, it will begin selling the XO laptop to consumers through its Give 1 Get 1 program. From the site: For $399, you will be purchasing two XO laptops—one that will be sent to empower a child to learn in a developing nation, and one that will be […]