The original OLPC laptop is great; it’s a small device that’s very robust but the XO-2 laptop is another story: it’s awesome!!! I saw that today and my immediate reaction was “I want one”. It’s supposed to cost $75 but I don’t mind participating in the programme buy two and donate one to a child in a developping country.
As you can see, there’s no keyboard, just a screen and it’s going to be a touch screen! It’s small I agree but imagine the possibilities; you want to read a book, it becomes a book. You want to use it as a computer, a keyboard appears and it becomes a laptop!
Mauritius is currently not part of the project and I think we really need to push forward the idea. We might not have the critical mass required here but we could certainly participate with India or Madagascar or some other African country.