msevior (msevior) wrote,

OLPC in remote Australia

I came across this remarkable article and photograph in todays online edition of the TheAustralian.

It appears OLPC Australia has been successful in persuading Telstra, News Corp and the Commonwealth Bank to support a mass deployment of the OLPC laptops in remote Australia. Apparently up to 400,000 of them!

Australians are normally very cynical about big corporations and especially Telstra, News Corp so the achievement of OLPC Australia is a wonderful triumph of vision.

A big congratulations to everyone concerned for this! From a personal point of view I'm especially pleased to have made a contribution to the software inside these :-)
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