A Complete Literacy Experience For Young Children

A Complete Literacy Experience For Young Children

From the “I should have posted this months ago” vault… When I led technology development at One Laptop per Child Australia, I maintained two golden rules: everything that we release must ‘just work’ from the perspective of the user (usually a child or teacher), and no...
Published in Engineers Without Borders Magazine

Published in Engineers Without Borders Magazine

Engineers Without Borders asked me to write something for their Humanitarian Engineering magazine about One Laptop per Child. Here is what I wrote. The school bell rings, and the children filter into the classroom. Each is holding an XO – their own personal learning...

Are you sick of highly paid teachers???

This has been making the rounds lately and is an absolute gem: Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months a year! It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do — babysit! We can get that for minimum wage....
Why ‘Free and Open’ matters

Why ‘Free and Open’ matters

Adobe is dropping Linux support for their Adobe AIR development platform. To be honest, I don’t really care. Why? Because I’ve been careful enough to not tie my efforts to a proprietary platform. I’ve had several groups offer to write applications/activities for OLPC...