Thursday, May 31, 2007

One Laptop Per Jihad

I recently had the opportunity (at Baycon) to play with a working OLPC ("One Laptop Per Child") unit. http://www.laptop.org/ | http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Home

Any self respecting insurgent wants one. Easily flashable, ruggedized, deniable, small keyboard but sealed, USB ports, small screen not as vulnerable to detection.

Children's mileage may vary. Aside from the very real risk of having an insurgent haul it out of the kid's hand, it is neither self-explanatory nor easy to use.

1 comment:

Kensan_Oni said...

Yeah.. I've always been wondering about this wisdom of giving a computer to every child of every foriegn nation... where people can get ahold of them and use them to do nasty things... and meanwhile ignore every child in America. Great Plan... yeah....