Steve Jobs outlines his vision of a textbook-free future

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc., delivered a speech on Friday at an education reform conference in which he made two important points: 1. In the future (hopefully) textbooks as we know them will be done away with and will be replaced with a Wikipedia-like online information source kept current by experts around the country/world. […]

1 million OLPC laptops already on order!

Slashdot reports that 1 million laptops have been ordered through the One Laptop Per Child programme. At present they cost around $130, but with the expected 5-10 million to be sold this year, this could move closer towards the $100 target price. It’s great that they’re aimed towards the 3rd world, but I can’t help […]