'One Laptop" software: seriously fun

In "Novel software drives '$100 laptop,'"CNN.com describes the operating system, a scaled down version of Linux, behind the One Laptop initiative. The machine won't run Microsoft Office, and as Nicholas Negroponte explains, that's a good thing. Instead, the user interface has been designed with kids in mind - for example, information will be organized in a journal-like narrative, not arranged in folders, which struck me as a powerful way to align computing with educational goals in a child's life.

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