So the first version of the OLPC met with less than stellar success. I blame the use of the UI rather than the OS itself. Whether it be Windows or Linux matters very little when the means of interaction, no matter how appealing developers might think it is, remains too archaic.

Perhaps the OLPC project can get it right this time? Considering the latest touch screen technology set to be implemented along with ensuring it feels a bit more book like for reading, I think that there is room for success with a bit of follow through.

So where do you see all of this ending up? Can the OLPC finally get it together and finally catch up to competing projects like Intel’s Classmate PC? While Intel among others may have a deeper hit to the marketplace on this, the OLPC project would provide a significant blow to these competitors if they are able to back up the glossy pictures with a real, ready to produce product here in the very near future. But that is just my opinion…