AAC, AT, Families, Inclusion, Literacy, UDL

Intel and OLPC Separate

By Sam Sennott

The NY Times reported on January 5th, 2008 that Intel and One Laptop per Child will opt to end their partnership. Intel will no longer have a presence on the board of the innovative non-profit. The Classmate PC, the rival to OLPC’s XO Laptop has been the source of much controversy as the “100 dollar laptop” concept has continued to build steam.

An interesting note from the article is that OLPC has announced results of the Give One Get One Program that had run from November 12th to December 31st. They said they generated, “$35 million and sold a total of 167,000 computers, half of them to be distributed in the developing world.”

I received my XO laptop and have been having fun learning the hardware and software integrations for access for people with special needs, the Sugar graphic user interface, and Python, the computer language of the linux based computer. I look forward to sharing the unpacking videos, an overview of the hardware and software, and a number of posts on accessibility over the next few weeks.

January 6, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. […] Christoph Derndorfer: […]

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  2. Hi Charles. Let’s hope the project continues successfully without Intel’s participation. It would be great to hear your observations about the XO. Can we look forward to a blog post about that in the not too distant future?

    All the best in 2008!


    Comment by paulhami | January 6, 2008 | Reply

  3. Paul,

    Thanks. Yes, let us hope that the project can be successful. It seems as if Intel and a number of major computer companies have a great deal at stake. True integrity with collaboration seems to be the key.

    Yes, I am ready to chime in and look forward to the discussions.

    Same to you for the new year!


    Comment by alltogether | January 6, 2008 | Reply

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