Don’t have a digital camera? Why not grab your Internet connected XO-1 to hock your wares? I belive these are the first still picture taken directly by the XO-1 and used for something other than just testing out functionality.
Now imagine what this means in the hands of an enterprising individual in a developing nation. Hypothetically, let’s think of a person who has goods but is remotely located where they can only get into a large trading zone about once a month. When they get there sometimes they sell well and sometimes they come home with what they left with. Now imagine if they can hook up with potential buyers before they get to market through the magic of a mesh network, repeaters and the Internet. Sellers can be more efficient in selling their goods by setting up times and places to meet. Buyers get exposed to a greater range of goods and can even special order for their needs.
One might ask, if this is such a good economic tool, then why are we developing these machines for children? The answer lies in the fact that it will be the children who learn how to best utilize these machines. They are the entrepreneurs of the future in which we need to invest in. When my father bought an Apple IIe when I was seven or eight, to him it was a neat gadget but to me it eventually became my livelihood. I for one can’t wait to see what develops once we have these machines in children’s hands.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]