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

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