OLPC Report from Peru

by chromatic

Ivan Krstić is the security director for OLPC. He recently wrote Astounded in Arahuay about his experience in Peru, where the ministry of education is deploying 260,000 XOs.

I've always found discussions of OLPC highly tedious, mostly because so many of the comments seem to be "Let's help our little brown brothers get clean water and rice and comb their hair and wash their faces before giving them computers, because that's what they really need." (Unlike some of the jingoists who express this sentiment, I've actually been to Saharan Africa.) It's nice to have an actual experience report from a remote mountain village where the XO is improving education -- achieving its goals.