One Laptop per Child, Nicholas Negroponte, Rebecca Allen, Mary Lou Jepsen, Mark Foster, Michail Bletsas, V. Michael Bove, Yves Béhar, Bret Recor, fuseproject, Jacques Gagné, Gecko Design, Colin Bulthaup, Squid Labs, John Hutchinson, Freeplay Energy Plc., Quanta. XO Laptop from the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project. 2005-ongoing
Not on view
PC/ABS plastic, rubber, and other materials
9 1/2 x 9 x 1 1/8" (24.1 x 22.9 x 2.9 cm)
Gift of Pentagram Design
Object number
Architecture and Design
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Rebecca Allen has 2 works online.
Yves Béhar has 5 works online.
Michail Bletsas has 2 works online.
V. Michael Bove has 2 works online.
Colin Bulthaup has 2 works online.
Mark Foster has 2 works online.
Freeplay Energy Plc. has 2 works online.
fuseproject has 2 works online.
Jacques Gagné has 2 works online.
Gecko Design has 2 works online.
John Hutchinson has 2 works online.
Mary Lou Jepsen has 2 works online.
Nicholas Negroponte has 2 works online.
One Laptop per Child has 3 works online.
Quanta has 2 works online.
Bret Recor has 2 works online.
Squid Labs has 2 works online.
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The XO Laptop is an inexpensive computer for children in the developing world. It was specifically adapted to the needs and habits of children: it is the size of a textbook and lighter than a lunch box, with soft edges, a handle, and a rubber keyboard; it is recyclable, drop-proof, splash-proof, and dustproof; it can be manually recharged; and its wireless antennae resemble playful rabbit ears. More than seven hundred thousand of these laptops, many of them equipped with the innovative and child-friendly interface Sugar, have been distributed to schools in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Libya, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Rwanda, Thailand, and Uruguay. A newer model, XOXO, was developed with feedback from children and released in 2010.

Gallery label from Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, July 29–November 5, 2012

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