DC Metroblogger on 60 Minutes this Sunday!

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In what may be a great case study on how blogging now influences major media outlets and confirmation that I am in the blogging big leagues, 60 Minutes will be focusing on the other website I contribute to: OLPC News.

Famed reporter Lesley Stahl will be covering MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte’s progress with One Laptop Per Child, his dream of one-to-one computing as an educational boost, a way for children in the developing world to “learn learning”.

Ms. Stahl will have on-location reports from OLPC testing in Brazil. With 13 million viewers on average every Sunday night at 7pm, the coverage of OLPC should be a major boost in profile for the project.

Lesley Stahl will also be interviewing an obsessive follower of OLPC XO advances, a technology in development expert who publishes the informative and influential OLPC News: your favorite DC Metroblogger, Wayan.

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Lesley and I, interviewing

I am told OLPC News and I will be an integral part of the One Laptop Per Child segment of the CBS News program, including video of an interview I had with Lesley Stahl in New York City.

There should be a distinct focus on OLPC News as the medium by which those interested in the “$100 laptop” can go for independent news, information, and commentary.

So be sure to tune in and watch me geek out on one-to-one computing in education. Cheers, jeers, and beers welcome.

3 Comments so far

  1. Max (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

    My favorite DC Metroblogger is Max.

    Seriously, congrats on the high profile exposure! Enjoy your 15 minutes while you can.

  2. anon (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 1:18 pm

    i hope you called leslie an Ivory beauty

  3. gwadzilla (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

    15 Minutes of Fame…

    on 60 Minutes

    I am certain that this is just another step on your tower of babel

    it is still fun

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