Working in the tech industry, when not blogging here, I’ve been following Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child program. It started at $100.00 has gone through various permutations and he’s set to release it at $170.00. At the same time as Negroponte is evangelizing the laptop, the bicycle industry in various nonprofits is giving bikes to Africa: helping farmers, rebuilding economies, and transportion for health workers.
While I see value in OLPC and the passion that brought it to market, I also think a bike is going to help a kid more than a laptop. It’s working locally at Bike Works.
What do you think?