All 1.6 million books digitized so far by the Internet Archive, the San Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to the universal sharing of knowledge, will be available free to children around the world who have laptops built by the Cambridge, MA-based One Laptop Per Child Foundation (OLPC)
Does anyone know how this will work, exactly? Will we need to connect to an online repository? Or will these eBooks come as SD cards - with each card having a different selection fo books so children have to share to get an entire library?
Yet my greatest question is if this content will also be available to those who Give One Get One'ed (G1G1) in 2007 and 2008. I would home that the 100,000+ XO laptop users in North America, the third largest deployment for OLPC, get the same access to content as everyone else. Especially since the Internet Archive and OLPC will need our support.
These Internet Archive books are not in PDF format, but have been scanned using optical character recognition software to transform images into digital text, and children will need experienced readers to correct typographical errors via Internet Archive's Wiki-like typo correction system.