Laptops = Learning Goes Worldwide

Here it is -- the little green laptop that's going to take over the world (Annan presented with $100 laptop prototype). Negroponte says that he's going to give out more than 200 million of these little green wireless crank jobs over the next two years (Laptop for every kid Wired News).

This seems like either a wildly visionary thing to do -- or just a feel-good exercise that's going to run into the same or even worse problems that laptop initiatves have run into in the states (Making one-to-one initiatives work Scholastic Administrator). These include theft, technical problems, and precious little evidence of increased learning.

Indeed, the warnings and cautions have already begun: Don't get carried away (ZDNet).

UPDATE: An Up-Close Look Andy Carvin