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OLPCSome Nigerian school kids are calling up online porn via OLPC laptops. I’d be shocked if that didn’t happen from time to time, even with filters in use. I can remember my elementary school days when children got secret access to a dangerous medium—movie magazines with photos of busty actresses. We survived.

Just the same, the porn issue is an example of how OLPC could benefit from careful scaling-up, rather than pellmell rushes into full implementation. While some porn will always get through, local implementers can’t just shrug the issue off. Rather they must come up with appropriate solutions that reflect sufficient sensitivity to cultural and political concerns.

Further details: Here and here in the unofficial OLPC News. See Techmeme roundup, too..

Also of interest from OLPC News: John Negroponte: A Behind-the-Scenes OLPC Operative and One OLPC XO Technology Per Military Warfighter.

About the photo: I’m don’t know where it was taken. It isn’t necessarily from Nigeria.

 
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