It seems that my dream to be the first to bring the XO laptop
to the penguins of Antarctica has died a snowy, icy death.
Why is it that every time you get an idea of unimaginable brilliance,
someone always beats you to it?
In my Antarctica/XO research/google image searches I came across this heart sinking photographic evidence that the XO laptop has already arrived upon Antarctica’s shores.
My only hope is that this is only a photo op, and not an actual deployment. In my favor, there seems to be no evidence of teacher training, maintenance plans or curriculum integration. In fact, the penguins do not yet seem to have even discovered this tantalizing technological marvel only meters away from them.
Still it’s only a matter time. Definitely when I get to Antarctica, I’ll need to hunt down this particular laptop and check its journal. Though I pray for brilliance in the form of amazing etoys, pippy and turtle art projects, I fear that without proper outside guidance, I’ll mostly see chat sessions and a lot of maze games. And I shudder to even think about what’s going to be in that internet browser cache.