First $150 laptops arrive in Africa and the future of "the books"
Serendipity, according to the OLPC site
the first OLPC laptops arrive in Africa
, nearer to home Stephen pointed me (in the comments
) to the Kim Hill interview
with Chris Dibona which is a fun introduction to the whole project... and listening gave me a bright idea.
Soon, and very soon (since they have already begun arriving) these XOs (multimedia laptops, remember) will start to arrive in real quantity in villages in places where print cannot reach, indeed the parents and even more the grandparents of the proud owners of XOs will often be illiterate or semi-literate. So, why not do a PodBible for them? Arrange quick and dirty MP3 recordings of chunks of the Bible in their languages, and distribute them virally... The Bible reaching places it never could before!
XObible Bible for the 21st century? And since "Bible" is just an anglicisation of ta biblia
(the books) perhaps a glimpse of (one) future of the book??