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Response to inaccurate information recently posted about OLPC

Response to inaccurate information recently posted about OLPC

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Published by: Mariana Ludmila Cortés on Jul 08, 2013
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One
 
Laptop
 
Per
 
Child
 
Association,
 
Inc.
 
848
 
Brickell
 
Ave.
 
Suite
 
1130
 
Miami,
 
FL
 
33131
 
Office:
 
(305)371
3755
 
July
 
8
 
2013
 
One
 
Laptop
 
Per
 
Child
 
Association
 
Inc.
 
(“OLPC”)
 
wishes
 
to
 
respond
 
to
 
a
 
recent
 
post
 
in
 
OLPC
 
News
 
that
 
contained
 
several
 
assertions
 
that
 
are
 
contextually
 
inaccurate
 
and
 
may
 
lead
 
to
 
conclusions
 
that
 
are
 
incorrect.
 
With
 
the
 
recent
 
development
 
of 
 
the
 
XO
 
4
 
Touch
 
laptop,
 
the
 
XO
 
Tablet
 
and
 
its
 
educational
 
“Dreams”
 
User
 
Interface,
 
necessary
 
adjustments
 
in
 
the
 
composition
 
of 
 
the
 
OLPC
 
team
 
were
 
required.
 
First,
 
several
 
of 
 
the
 
engineers
 
and
 
programmers
 
who
 
specialized
 
in
 
hardware
 
design
 
departed
 
OLPC
 
as
 
their
 
services
 
were
 
no
 
longer
 
required.
 
John
 
Watlington
 
our
 
CTO,
 
remains
 
in
 
charge
 
of 
 
finalizing
 
the
 
XO
4
Touch
 
laptop.
 
He
 
is
 
also
 
preparing
 
the
 
ground
 
for
 
the
 
next
 
hardware
 
launch.
 
The
 
OLPC
 
Technical
 
team
 
continues
 
to
 
focus
 
on
 
software
 
development,
 
incorporating
 
Sugar
 
into
 
the
 
Android
 
OS,
 
and
 
developing
 
unique
 
apps
 
for
 
the
 
tablet
 
and
 
laptop
 
environment.
 
This
 
team,
 
under
 
the
 
leadership
 
of 
 
Andrew
 
McMillan,
 
includes
 
Samuel
 
Greenfeld
 
and
 
a
 
team
 
of 
 
developers
 
at
 
Morphoss
 
Ltd.,
 
including
 
Heather
 
Buchanan,
 
Chris
 
Noldus,
 
Alexander
 
Nikitin,
 
Samantha
 
Qiao
 
and
 
Tim
 
Evetts.
 
The
 
OLPC
 
Learning
 
team
 
is
 
under
 
the
 
direction
 
of 
 
Doctor
 
Antonio
 
Battro,
 
a
 
colleague
 
of 
 
both
 
Jean
 
Piaget
 
and
 
Seymour
 
Papert.
 
Dr.
 
Battro
 
is
 
in
 
charge
 
of 
 
leading
 
the
 
philosophical
 
direction
 
of 
 
the
 
learning
 
team.
 
He
 
is
 
a
 
distinguished
 
member
 
of 
 
the
 
Pontifical
 
Academy
 
of 
 
Sciences,
 
an
 
emblematic
 
institution
 
with
 
more
 
than
 
40
 
Noble
 
Prize
 
recipients
 
in
 
its
 
roster
 
of 
 
90
 
scientists
 
around
 
the
 
globe.
 
Claudia
 
Urrea
 
remains
 
involved
 
with
 
specific
 
OLPC
 
projects.
 
Moises
 
Salinas
 
has
 
 joined
 
the
 
Learning
 
group.
 
Bob
 
Hacker
 
also
 
remains
 
committed
 
to
 
OLPC
 
and
 
its
 
mission.
 
Donna
 
Mackenzie
 
has
 
 joined
 
OLPC
 
as
 
CFO.
 
Her
 
extensive
 
experience
 
in
 
social
 
media,
 
crowd
 
sourcing,
 
finance,
 
and
 
M&A
 
is
 
of 
 
great
 
importance
 
to
 
OLPC
 
at
 
this
 
moment.
 
OLPC
 
is
 
also
 
blessed
 
with
 
the
 
support
 
and
 
contributions
 
of 
 
Michele
 
Borba,
 
Educator,
 
TV
 
commentator
 
and
 
consultant
 
to
 
many
 
institutions
 
in
 
the
 
field.
 
In
 
addition,
 
the
 
XO
 
Tablet
 
will
 
be
 
launched
 
on
 
July
 
16
 
exclusively
 
at
 
Walmart
 
and
 
soon
 
afterwards
 
at
 
many
 
of 
 
the
 
top
 
retailers
 
in
 
the
 
USA,
 
Europe,
 
and
 
in
 
North
 
and
 
South
 
America.
 
With
 
the
 
continued
 
development
 
of 
 
new
 
products
 
and
 
content,
 
OLPC
 
maintains
 
its
 
commitment
 
to
 
providing
 
children
 
with
 
an
 
innovative
 
educational
 
experience.
 
OLPC
 
is
 
at
 
its
 
core
 
a
 
social
 
equality
 
movement
 
and
 
a
 

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