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Former security director blasts OLPC, suggests new strategy
Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 15 May 2008 10:59

From ArsTechnica:

Former One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) security director Ivan Krstić is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore. He opened up a massive can of damning allegations about OLPC earlier this week in a lengthy tirade on his personal blog. The blog post includes a deeply pessimistic appraisal of constructionist learning theories and some harsh words for OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte, but it also offers some valid and insightful observations about the project's failings and what can be done to remedy them.

Krstić's blog post is like an angry rant from one who has escaped from a sinking ship and is now shouting from the shoreline in a futile effort to get the ship's crew to patch holes in the hull and change course. Despite the extremely caustic tone and occasionally contradictory arguments in the blog post, those of us who have been following OLPC from the start and have seen the litany of problems and failures from a safe distance can sympathize with his frustration.

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