Green Machines

October 2006
Weekly Reader News - Senior;10/6/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p2
The article provides information on One Laptop per Child, a program started by Nicholas Negroponte. The program aims to provide laptops to elementary students in poor countries, including Thailand, Nigeria and Argentina. From October to November 2006, Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will distribute computers to 500 children. The computers, which are also called green machines, cost $140.


Related Articles

  • Industry News.  // T H E Journal;Sep2006, Vol. 33 Issue 14, p14 

    This section presents global news briefs on education. Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has announced that this fall, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) will begin delivering computers to elementary school children in Thailand. The prime minister agreed to adopt the program after meeting a year...

  • Techno utopia. Hogge, Becky // New Statesman;11/5/2007, Vol. 136 Issue 4869, p50 

    In this article the author discusses Nicholas Negroponte and his goal of building a laptop computer for use by children in the developing world. The author describes features of the computer Negroponte designed to accomplish his goal and his scheme for selling them in the United States in 2007...

  • HIS BIG IDEA: A LAPTOP FOR EVERY POOR CHILD IN THE WORLD. Lopez, Molly // People;11/12/2007, Vol. 68 Issue 20, p111 

    The article discusses the quest of Nicholas Negroponte to provide a laptop computer for every poor child in the world, no matter how remote or destitute. He has developed a laptop called the XO, which is solar, manually, or electrically powered, wireless internet connective, and water, heat, and...

  • One Child, One Laptop. Kenney, Brian // School Library Journal;Aug2006, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p11 

    This article focuses on a presentation by Nicholas Negroponte of the nonprofit organization One Laptop per Child (OLPC) at the July 2006 National Educational Computing Conference. OLPC is dedicated to producing--at a cost of $100 apiece--a laptop for every child in the developing world. The...

  • The $100 Dream. Barack, Lauren // School Library Journal;Jan2008, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p22 

    The article discusses the progress of the nonprofit initiative One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) since its inception in 2005. It is reported Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory director Nicholas Negroponte proposed the idea of creating laptops for children that could be...

  • Empowering Children. Pierce, Alan // Tech Directions;Dec2007, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p9 

    This article explains that those involved in the nonprofit organization One Laptop per Child (OLPC) have a mission that is easy to articulate but most difficult to achieve. They want to provide laptop computers to the almost 2 billion children who live in parts of the world where poverty and the...

  • ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD COMES HOME.  // Current Events;1/28/2008, Vol. 107 Issue 15, p2 

    The article focuses on the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project, launched by Professor Nicholas Negroponte, which aims to provide computers to children in developing countries. To achieve his goal, the professor and his team launched the little green XO laptop, which uses less energy and is...

  • Screen Time. Steuer, Eric // Wired;Jun2012, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p40 

    The article reports on the effort of Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the nongovernmental organization One Laptop Per Child, with researchers at Tufts University and the MIT Media Lab, of arranging for a bundle of solar-powered tablets to be dropped into the Ethiopian village of Wolenchite, where...

  • Controversy swirls around OLPC project. Rapoza, Jim // eWeek;7/23/2007, Vol. 24 Issue 25, p16 

    The article evaluates the XO laptop developed by Nicholas Negroponte.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics