You know the OLPC has gone mainstream when not only does it get coverage on real news programs, but also fake ones."The March to Enslavement" their new segment on human/technology interaction Thursday night. This first installment featured two favorite topics of tech-lust discussion; the OLPC (using the old hand-crank model ) and the iPhone.
In this short comic take on the OLPC he covers two topics that are the tips of larger icebergs that OLPC News has looked at; such as social engineering / 419 scams and children's natural affinity for technology.
One gets a sense from the piece that all the talk of the OLPC was just an elaborate introduction to get to the iPhone. Hopefully this is not an indicator of how the wider interest in the OLPC will behave. We all want One Laptop Per Child XO laptop to evolve beyond an object for the "ooh, shiny!" school of techno-lust into a well-implemented and sustainable project.