Over at OLPC News, Jon Camfield posts a defense of OLPC
. He is reacting to two articles critical of the project: Alanna Shaikh's "One Laptop Per Child - The Dream is Over
" and Timothy Ogden's "Computer Error?
", both of which are unequivocal in their criticism ("Its time to call a spade a spade. OLPC was a failure.
" from the former, and "To even its most ardent supporters, the project seems nearly dead in the water.
And that may be great news for children in the developing world.
" from the latter.) Camfield is more hopeful: "Alanna says that 'The dream is over' - I think the nightmares are over; the real long-term and more sustainable dream may be just beginning.
Update: OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte weighs in with a defense of the project as well: "As a small non-profit, humanitarian organization, it is hard to battle giants who view children as a market, not a mission, and have other agendas. In spite of all that, the change is huge."
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