In Brazil, a local alternative to low-cost laptops
By eSchool News
March 13th, 2008
The citizens of /place>/city>Serrana/city> city="">/>, /country-region>Brazil/country-region> country-region="">/>/place> place="">/>, are not waiting around for Intel Corp. or Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child to deliver low-cost PCs to their school children, reports CNET. Instead, they're taking the matter into their own hands: Starting at the end of this month, the Serrana Digital Desk project will get underway when 200 "surface PCs"--digital desks that use a low-cost tablet display--will be placed in classrooms in the city of 45,000. It's a trial run of a new, very local program...
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