It’s been a while since we’ve heard what is happening inside the One Laptop Per Child project. Here we meet Chuck Kane, president of OLPC, and he tells us about why they went with Microsoft and gives us an update on the project. One thing we learn is that they are bringing back the “give one, get one” program that was very popular.
One of the neatest features is the wireless technology that’s built into the OLPC laptop. It works even where there isn’t a wifi cloud available and builds its own mesh, along with some unique features. Here Michail Blestas, VP of Advanced Technology and Connectivity on the One Laptop Per Child project, talks to me about some of the unique wireless and power saving features inside the OLPC.