OLPC XO Design Environment @ Refresh DC

OLPC Children’s Machine XO

Have you heard of the One Laptop Per Child program? Nicholas Negroponte’s efforts to create a “$100 laptop” for children in the developing world?

If you are international development, technology, or education, you should. I have, and I write about it daily on OLPC News, a website I started to track OLPC efforts.

Better yet, if you are in the technology field, specifically a new media professional, then join me tomorrow night at Refresh DC, a community of new media professionals working together to refresh online trades in Washington, DC. There, I will be speaking about:

OLPC XO: Design Environment for 10 Million New Web Users

In the next 12-18 months, OLPC plans to distribute 5-10 million laptops (the single largest computer monoculture ever shipped), and children in the developing world will be consuming and producing educational content on a grand scale.

What will the Internet look like? What should it look like? How will OLPC impact web design, content generation, information consumption, the entire “average user experience” online? The OLPC Sugar UI is just the beginning of the revolution.

Join me in discussing the rest of the revolution in computing at the Washington DC headquarters of The Motley Fool (map) | (metro) Thursday night.

The party starts at 6ish, I start yapping at 7pm, and this should be one lively discussion!

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