I'm Charbax. During the past year and a half, I was updating a page at the official wiki whenever I would find a video on the Internet about the OLPC. Since the past few months, now I am adding every OLPC related video I find or that are submitted to my video-blog site at olpc.tv.
I also filmed 5 OLPC videos myself at CES and WCIT which you can see here, and I also filmed the first interview with a Classmate (then codename Eduwise) representative at WCIT in May of 2006 the day Paul Otellini, Intel's CEO, announced its OLPC-copy to the IT representatives from all countries in Austin Texas. The theme of that WCIT was the closing of the digital divide, you can also see my video of Nicholas Negroponte's keynote at that event here.
For a non-profit organization like OLPC, that has a policy not to spend any money on marketing other than to send Nicholas Negroponte around the world, non stop, so that he can convince as many heads of state as possible to buy into the mass production of the XO-1, I think that an effort to publish more videos of all OLPC events on the Internet would be a very cheap and effective way for the OLPC foundation to communicate the status of the project around the world.
Show us a bit more of the ambiance of the engineers fixing bugs at the OLPC headquarters in Boston, show some of the latest from Quanta's factories and production finalisations in Taiwan and China and especially, which we are all most eager to see, is the reaction of the children and teachers in the first schools that are the first to try the OLPC in real classrooms.
This is a recent video from the test school in Porto Allegre, Brazil. The kids have been using the XO-1 for nearly two months at this point:I think that the OLPC foundation just needs to make sure that a few more of these fascinating videos from the actual OLPC test schools are filmed by the local reployment staff and then that those awesome videos be put on the Internet for us to have an idea how it is like to use the OLPC in the actual classrooms. This should be impressive enough to convince most of the sceptics around the Internet, about the awesome potential that is in embracing the mass deployment of XO-1 laptops all over the world as soon as possible.
This is an earlier video from the same school, at the time of that video, the kids have had the laptops for 3 weeks:This is a video from Uruguayan TV showing the event at the OLPC test school in Ceibal, Uruguay, when the president of Uruguay gives the XO-1 laptops to all the students of the village (Spanish without subtitles):This is a Jornal Nacional broadcast on Brazilian TV from a OLPC test school in Brazil, this one seems to be the same school where Nicholas Negroponte and Leslie Stahl were filming their segment for the recent 60 Minutes show (Portuguese without subtitles):.