What If Kids Designed Laptops?

With the recent releases of the OLPC laptop, the Eee PC laptop, the Amazon Kindle e-book reader, and all the kid-friendly computers from manufacturers like Leapfrog, V.Tech, and Fisher Price, kids are now becoming computer literate at younger and younger ages. What if you let THEM design the machines, though? In this story about The Laptop Club, you can see kids’ designs out of construction paper. What is the most common feature you see in all their designs? A “Games” button. Compare that to the “View Source” button the OLPC project added instead. Other examples include a “Friends” button, a “Google” button, a “Math” button (presumably a calculator), and buttons for various things like Harry Potter & Webkinz pets [via Dennis Jerz].

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