Read this article from the Times of London before you spend one more dollar on Microsoft products or endorse Intel’s Teach for the Future program!
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.
2 thoughts on “Why Microsoft and Intel tried to kill the XO $100 laptop”
Because of the network effect, even using unauthorized, zero-cost copies of Microsoft software supports the company. Also, using software that only runs on their platform is a way of supporting them as well.
Did you read this article back in May:
Microsoft Joins Effort for Laptops for Children?
I think Negroponte is doing a good job given the obstacles he has to overcome. BTW – what has Apple done lately to promote laptops for children? It certainly isn’t in the (Macbook) air as far as I can tell.
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