I know almost all of you have heard about the $100 One Laptop per Child program that Nicholas Negroponte has been touting for quite some time now. I won’t go into the details, I just wanted to say once again how important this machine really is. I really don’t care what OS it runs, how much RAM it has, how fast it is, or any of the other techno-details that surround it. Just the fact that a guy like Negroponte has decided to make it his mission to do this says something about the man. I’ll tell you one thing, it is certainly a more responsible approach than “No Child Left Behind.”
Now I don’t pretend to know Negroponte, but I do know people who have worked for him and I know that most of them say he is (1) a genius, (2) a tyrant, (3) and rock star. He uses all of that (and some cash) to travel the world to promote his vision of the future … if you’ve ever read Being Digital then you understand why his visions are so strong — he’s been there since the get go. That’s really it … just wanted to point out the obvious. Imagine the possibilities this opens up.