Okay, I am the one living under a rock now. While I realized the significance of Nicholas Negroponte's NECC keynote, I had NO idea that prototypes would be available at the conference. This is amazing!
I'm interested in how these machines will be mass produced and distributed to far long parts of the world. Will there be any training of people on how to make the most of these machines? I also wonder if this machine will be available to our students in the U.S who are still behind the digital divide. I'm beginning to think some schools here are just as behind in terms of technology deployment as those in countries where you might expect it. I just don't know enough about this project and I'm looking forward to learning more at NECC. I'm also interested in learning more about how Negroponte has been able to bring his vision to fruition. People who think outside of the box fascinate me.