The OLPC project has many downfalls such as underestimation of the price of the XO laptop, low durability, and failure to critically assess the fact that distribution depends on the government and how appealing or necessary the laptops seem to the government. These issues are results of a fundamental misinterpretation of the idea of laptops creating a “brighter future” (About the project mission, n.d.). Although OLPC has good intentions, the idea that every child needs a laptop for their education and knowledge of solving future problems is tremendously biased.
OLPC attempts to achieve their goal by providing children with access to the XO computers. The XO is developed by many great minds to withstand tough environment...
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