$100 laptops: Nigeria's in, India's out

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The Nigerian government says "yes" to $100 laptops. (Although probably more accurate to say that "the check is in the mail".)

Nigeria has officially ordered and paid for one million of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) devices, according to the Nigerian Vanguard newspaper.

India says "no."

The Indian Ministry of Education dismissed the laptop as "pedagogically suspect." Education Secretary Sudeep Banerjee said: "We cannot visualise a situation for decades when we can go beyond the pilot stage. We need classrooms and teachers more urgently than fancy tools."

via TEDBlog. For more commentary, see Ethan on why India's refusal won't kill the project.

Update: Will Brazil, Argentina and Thailand be next to order 1 million computers each? (thanks SocialROI.)

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