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Watch two kids repair the XO laptop


In what must be the ultimate endorsement of the design of the OLPC's (One Laptop Per Child) XO laptop, two children -- ages 10 and 8 years old -- were put to the challenge of replacing the motherboard of one such device.

It was hardly surprising that they are able to do so, since the "maintenance plan" for the XO is really to have the children do 95% of the technical support.

These poor, uneducated children in the developing world would belong to a group not intimately familiar with computers and laptops by age 12, who has no Joe-hardware-guy next door to ask for help, and are not blessed with parents who are in a position to help.

You can read the original posting: Children's Reviews of OLPC XO Technology.

I certainly hope that the video gave you the warm fuzzy feeling that it gave me! Share your views on the OLPC XO here.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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