[Linux-aus] [SLUG] $11.7m for OLPC Australia in the federal govt budget

Silvia Pfeiffer silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de
Wed May 9 21:22:09 EST 2012

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Paul Shirren <shirro at shirro.com> wrote:
> On 9/05/12 4:47 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
>> Apples and Oranges. Would you give a four-year-old a Raspberry Pi and
>> expect them to learn to read?
> I agree. But if someone is looking for hardware to play with the OLPC
> isn't really available outside of schools. So unless you want to play
> with Sugar the Pi might be worth a look if you have kids and want to get
> involved in something to do with their education.
> My 4yo has access to one of those evil closed source iPads to play with
> that apparently are only for rich people (nobody told me). At the risk
> of losing my membership I think it makes a damn good environment for a
> pre-literate child.

Also helps with grandparents, though they find it harder to handle
than the 4-yo. ;-)


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