While 10 OLPC BTest-1 Children's Machine XO's arrived in January, and 30 BTest-2 laptops arrived in February, the One Laptop Per Child Thailand group has just recently updated the wiki. Though I can't read Thai, I can see they're having a damn good time with the OLPC XO!
First off, it seems they have installed the stable 303 Build of the Sugar user interface and are experimenting with its very interesting wireless mesh view. With little XO's showing different laptop nodes and the peaks denoting Internet connections, the mesh view is a handy graphical representation of users and connections.
I wonder if the distances and locations are accurate (or will be). That would enable some very cool physical OLPC games. Hide and seek would forever be changed and freeze tag would have a whole new dimension.
Then check out the computer lab the kids are using the OLPC X0's in. Note all those big, clunky, power-sucking classic desktops and CRT monitors are abandoned for the fun, cool, and tiny Children's Machine XO. The only desktop user? An adult.
Before we all get too excited about that scene, let's remember that kids always like a new toy. The real test will be in six, nine, twelve months from now.
That's when I hope to see a report from Thailand OLPC detailing the difference in learning levels between standard teaching sans technology, standard teaching with technology (be it desktop or XO), and the "learning learning" miracle via OLPC XO methodology specifically promoted by Nicholas Negroponte. Then we can have a fact-based debate if OLPC is a laptop project or an education project.