Uruguay and Peru are competing to be the global capital of One Laptop Per Child action and OLPC News editor Christoph Derndorfer is doing an amazing job at covering the action. But he can do only so much, and even though my family is from Mexico, I'm the gringo cousin, unable to speak Spanish. So we have a coverage gap in South American action and I ask for your help.
Who are the new voices that should be heard on OLPC News?
Which people have in-depth insight on OLPC-related activities in any country south of the Rio Grande (be they North, Central, or South American), and especially Uruguay, Paraguay, and Peru? And how can we incorporate their work in OLPC News coverage?
For the writer, there is a unique benefit. No one gets paid in cash at OLPC News, but every contributor has found fame and sometimes fortune with the connections and high profile that OLPC News posts can generate.
The future of OLPC News is Spanish
In the long term, OLPC News itself may need to change, and become Una Computadora Portátil por Niño Noticias (or something like that). It sure seems like that now, as South American deployments eclipse all other continent's activities combined. That future OLPC News may not even have me at the helm.
In a Spanish context, I am out of my element, and I'm okay with OLPC News growing beyond my skill set. I've always thought that OLPC News' very existence was a marketing failure by OLPC. But that's another post.
In this one, I ask again for Spanish voices for OLPC News. If that's you or someone you know, send us an e-mail and start the discussion: editor_at_olpcnews_com