The Children's Machine (CM1) from One Laptop per Child

   
   
   
   
   

Woohoo! Aljazeera's scoop was right, and now its official: the One Laptop Per Child's initial computer will be called the CM1 - The Children's Machine 1.

Searching the OLPC Wiki, I found the official OLPC CM1 page, which even has a new marketing image of the OLPC, still with the same annoying fake screen shot of (Cambodian?) kids. Like I keep saying OLPC is all about marketing.

Anyway, looking at the history of the OLPC CM1 page, you'll note that Walter Bender, OLPC President for Software and Content, posted the Children's Machine 1 page on August 17th, three days after Aljazeera published its article referring to the OLPC laptop as the "CM1"

You go Aljazeera! Now I only wonder: Why did OLPC give them the scoop?

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"The Children's Machine"? Now that's not very original. You would think they could give it a snappy name.

Maybe "Pedagogically Correct"

I would like to say the people of my countRy need these cheap-o laptops so they can leaRn not to have 10 childRen and 7 wives. That is wRong. I believe that all childRen should have these "ChildRen Machines"

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