Why you should buy an OLPC XO
Published November 13, 2007
Bill Clementson has a good article on what makes the XO so compelling, in light of the Give 1 Get 1 program: Why you should buy an OLPC XO Laptop.
One correction though:
There is a “view source” button on the laptop’s keyboard that will let you view/edit the source code for any program on the machine!
This only works for viewing and editing the source of HTML pages in the browser at this stage, since the Develop python IDE has not been updated for a long time and doesn’t work with current builds.
However, since most of the activities are written in Python, you can use the Terminal activity and vi to edit them. (I’m not suggesting that’s a reasonable substitution, just pointing out what’s possible…)