Review of XO Project While the XO Project to provide computers for all children is a noble idea, our evaluation of the software and hardware of the XO computer did not meet our expectations. Both here in the United States and worldwide, there have been strong criticisms of the XO machine and the XO project implementation. For example in Birmingham, Alabama, there were several major flaws in their XO implementation (A Costly Lesson newspaper article). We found this XO computer to be very non-intuitive, with a very slow processing speed, but the concept of “creating educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning,” is enticing.
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