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Children and learning. The magic behind it all.

The OLPC San Francisco Community Summit 2012 is all wrapped up! As usual, it was a hectic and energetic few days. We had sessions on social issues, educational approaches, technology platforms, and ongoing challenges and solutions.


Video interviews from the talk are starting to emerge at


Session details are posted at


We had a very special session on the Ethiopia tablet project, also known as the Reading Project. A set of tablets dropped off in a village in Ethiopia. What have the kids learned? Can they learn to read? Did they learn to read? Find out!


Exciting times ahead with the upcoming XO-4 with touch capabilities. Multi-core ARM processor. Of course, the real magic continues to be the children. More power to them!

A big "Thank you!" to all the wonderful people around the world, who make this happen for 3 million children. Photos at


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