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[The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO-1 laptop]

Another interesting area of the conference was the Emerging Technologies exhibition. In here, various bleeding edge technologies were put on display. While it may not necessarily be bleeding edge, the One Laptop Per Child project was also represented. I've been loosely following this ever since I first heard of it, and the idea of putting technology into the hands of growing children who would otherwise never have access to it excites me. I'm not sure I'm thrilled with the outcome, though. I know the concept was to keep the cost down (with a target of $100 USD per machine), but these machines looked flimsy and fragile to me, more like toys than useful computers. Still, I hope the project succeeds.

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