... I will pick up an XO, because I've been truly curious about it. I think that as a device to get poor kids in the Third World to be learning it's quite off the mark; the technical model of it (like the mesh networking) is a poor idea, surely it is underpowered to the point that it is frustrating to use, and honestly, the ideas that it tries to promote are FAR beyond the reach of the kids it's aimed at, because their basic education has been so neglected. That said, it's the kind of thing that I'd love to see schools have a few of, so a teacher can buttonhole a bright, promising student and give it to them as a special assignment, reward for hard work, or similar scenario where they pick and choose the students that can make use of it.
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