One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) has announced that they will make their low-cost, high durability computer available in the United States in 2008.
This is good news for many underfunded school districts across the United States. Teachers can utilize far more applications in a one to one computing environment than they can in a non-one to one environment.
Not only is the initial cost of the OLPC machine very low, approximately $188, the cost of updating software will be reduced to just the cost of labor. All the software running on the OLPC machines is open source.
Click on the image of OLPC machine to see a diagram and explanation of the computer’s features.