1967 Wally Feurzeig, Daniel Bobrow, Richard Grant, Cynthia Solomon, and Seymour Papert introduce Logo, the first programming language written especially for children. 1968 Alan Kay describes his proto-laptop, the Dynabook, as “a portable interactive personal computer, as accessible as a book.” 1980 Papert publishes Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas, a popular guide to his theories of constructionism and computing for kids. 1995 In his influential Being Digital, Negroponte paints a picture of the future of personal computing. The book becomes an international bestseller and is translated into 40 languages. • April 2002 Negroponte provides 20 children in a small, remote Cambodian village with connected laptops; for their individual use at school, at home, and in the community. • January 2005 Negroponte sketches out his idea for a $100 laptop for the poor children of the world in an e-mail to his old friend, Hector Ruiz, CEO of AMD. Six hours later, Ruiz replies: “Count us in, and we would be delighted to take a lead role here.” Within weeks, News Corp. and Google also join as founding members of the newly formed program, One Laptop per Child. • November 2007 Mass production begins • December 2007 Children begin learning with the XO.