Joanna Stern at Laptop Mag asks "Has OLPC gone too far" with their latest promotional video, one that starts with child soldiers training to fight and child prostitutes soliciting for sex, before promoting XO's for children:
While Joanna is polite in her opinion, giving the video the option of promoting the XO laptop as a way to end youth violence, gang warfare, and human trafficking I am of a much stronger position:
OLPC: What the hell are you thinking?!!
This video links a child loading a machine gun magazine with bullets, another shooting an AK-47 in target practice for war, and the glimpse of a way-underage girl hooking in a Red Light district, with schoolchildren toting XO laptops on the way to school.
Yes, children are fast learners. So are adults. And now OLPC has given both the right tools to think of OLPC-enabled youth gangs terrorizing the developing world with XO-coordinated, child-centric terrorism.