NPR story on OLPC in Peru

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at
Sat Oct 13 11:40:37 EDT 2012

On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Hal Murray <hmurray at> wrote:
> One Child, One Laptop ... And Mixed Results In Peru
> -in-peru
> Five years ago, Peru plunked down $200 million on more than 800,000 low-cost
> laptops to distribute to schoolchildren. The purchase was part of the global
> One Laptop Per Child initiative that aimed to end poverty with computers.
> But now there are a lot of questions about how successful Peru's effort has
> been, especially in rural areas like the village of Lacachi.

Yes, the challenge of not having Internet to every part of Peru is an
issue.  It is an issue that is being addressed in part by the work of
Aleksey Lim (IRC: alsroot) and the SomosAzucar Team (Sebastian Silva
IRC:icarito) and Laura Vargas IRC:kaametza)) by providing a
LAN-enhanced Sugar learning experience (Sugar Network) that can bring
portions of the Internet to school servers (particularly things like
updates, etc.) and facilitate laptop-to-laptop interactions with in a


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