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XOXO laptop by Yves Béhar

06.9.08   |   Posted in: Tech   |   By: Andrea Tumino
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A second-generation XO laptop was launched just 2 weeks ago in Boston, Massachusetts. Yves Béhar of fuseproject and the non-profit organization, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) are focusing energy on providing educational tools to help children in developing countries “learn learning”. The primary goal of this new “XO-2″ will be to advance new concepts of learning as well as to further drive down the cost of the laptop so that it affordable for volume purchase by developing nations.

“Based on feedback from governments, educators and most important, from the children themselves, we are aggressively working to lower the cost, power and size of the XO laptop so that it is more affordable and useable by the world’s poorest children,” said Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of One Laptop per Child. “The delivery of the first generation XO laptop has sparked tremendous global interest in the project and provided valuable input on how to make the XO laptop an even better learning tool moving forward.”

The following is part of statement from Béhar:

With the XO (1.0), we pushed the boundaries of what a laptop could be by lowering the cost dramatically, being green (no heavy metals, lowest energy consumption ever), and a human-driven unique design approach.

Now, with XOXO (2.0), we are challenging what a truly collaborative and creative computing experience could be…a true departure from the traditional keyboard and screen layout, a new way to interface and play with data, information and communication: Imagine if your learning machine was an uninterrupted screen one could interface with from any direction. Imagine if it was a reading experience just like a book, and at the same time a seamless large visual tablet. Imagine if children could play board games sitting across from each other (or computer games). The XOXO is a book, a tablet, a board, and a laptop too if that is what you need. It is soft to the touch and you can take it anywhere.

Planned for early 2010, the XOXO should be the next learning object of desire, from Bogota, to Istanbul, to New York.




6 Responses to “XOXO laptop by Yves Béhar”

  1. Kellis Says:

    I know these are supposed to be for kids in 3rd world countries, but I so want one.

  2. Diana Valle Says:

    Oh please can I have one??

  3. newgod Says:

    No Doubt, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!!!!

  4. Skeptic Says:

    This is a great idea. Simple COMMON SENSE approach to getting kids a computer for dirt cheap.
    But Im a skeptic and I think that the economic engines of MicroSoft, Apple and Hardware corporations would LOSE alot of money if this computer hits the markets and is (will be) successful.

    MS_softs OS are Large and Bulky resource hogs, Intel and AMD will lose money and Apple will want to make sure its products are used. UNIX seems the logical OS platform and TBH I believe that all the big players will do whatever they can to prevent this from happening if they dont get a large stake in the game.

  5. bubbles Says:

    does it have internet?

  6. bubbles Says:

    so are they avaible in canada?

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