[Edu-sig] OLPC on NPR ToTN Today

Michael Tobis mtobis at gmail.com
Wed May 9 23:58:52 CEST 2007

They gave Negroponte a few minutes and he basically said the right
things, but I'm afraid the idea of children as programmers might be
threatening to several segments of the audience.

Apparently he also wrote a letter in last Saturday's NY Times in
response to the "no more laptops" story. If anyone has a copy I'd
appreciate a scan or a transcription.


On 5/9/07, Michael Tobis <mtobis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the heads up.
> It's not the only story and that one doesn't appear to be OLPC
> centric. Alas, the spin is more or less as I suggested in my recent
> posting.
> See
> http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=5
> which currently reads
> ===
> Schools Reconsider Laptops as Educational Tools
> Educators and politicians have pushed the goal of a laptop for every
> student. But a number of early adapting schools say the laptops aren't
> helping, and critics argue that the computers are simply a
> distraction.
> ===
> I'm listening to the stream on kut.org which you can do even if you
> are overseas. Right now they are blithering about Don Imus. There will
> also be a couple of stories about republican presidential contenders.
> http://kut2.streamguys.net/listen.pls
> mt
> On 5/9/07, Gary Pajer <gary.pajer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The subject for today's (Wednesday 9 May 07) edition of National
> > Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation".
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