60 Minutes on the One Laptop Per Child project
What If Every Child Had A Laptop?
Lesley Stahl Reports On The Dream And The Difficulties Of Getting A Computer To Every Child
"Nicholas Negroponte, a professor at MIT, had a dream. In it every child on the planet had his own computer. In that way, he figured, children from the most impoverished places – from deserts and jungles and slums could become educated and part of the modern world. Poor kids would have new possibilities.
As correspondent Lesley Stahl reports, it was a big dream.
Negroponte thought he had a chance of actually seeing it happen if he could help invent a really inexpensive laptop.
So, two years ago he founded a non-profit organization called “One Laptop Per Child.” He recruited a cadre of geeks and viola! The hundred dollar laptop, designed specifically for poor children, was born." (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/20/60minutes/main2830058.shtml)