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Designing for development: Understanding One Laptop Per Child in its historical contextAnanny, M., & Winters, N. - 2007 - 2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 1–12
We argue that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) can be better understood by examining the general history of development communication and, specifically, through a historical debate between communication scholars Ithiel de Sola Pool and Herbert Schiller. Although originally conducted around broadcast media, the Pool-Schiller conversation identifies questions still relevant to contemporary information and communication for development (ICT4D) projects like the OLPC. Our analysis of their debate...