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.
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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.
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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.
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November 2007 Mass production begins
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December 2007 Children begin learning with the XO.
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