Friday, March 2, 2007

A unique machine created specifically for children of the emerging world.

The XO is a potent learning tool created expressly for the world's poorest children living in its most remote environments. The laptop was designed collaboratively by experts from both academia and industry, bringing to bear both extraordinary talent and many decades of collective field experience in every aspect of this nonprofit humanitarian project.

A unique machine with new features created specifically instead of especially for children of the emerging world.

A user interface that graphically embraces the spirit of the network. It is all about community and collaboration, working and playing together to learn, create and communicate.

A very distinctive machine; rugged, durable and child-friendly, inside and out.

XO is built from free and open-source software. Our commitment to software freedom gives children the opportunity to use their laptop computers on their own terms. While we do not expect every child to become a programmer, we do not want any ceiling imposed on those children who choose to modify their machines.

We are using open-document formats for much the same reason: transparency is empowering. The children-and their teachers-will have the freedom to reshape, reinvent, and reapply their software, hardware, and content.

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