So the XO has come to Sri Lanka. 900 of them in fact. First question – why 900? I thought there was going to be 2 million of them?
Nine schools were chosen from the nine districts covering Sinhala and Tamil medium schools to conduct the pilot project where the World Bank would fund and monitor.
I look forward to the day that mainstream media in Sri Lanka produces a journalist capable of interrogating the very public failure of the XO to live up to its lofty ideals and steps out of the razzmatazz of launches at the Hilton Colombo to see how many XP laptops actually made it to the hands of children in the nine schools, how they use it and for what.
That may be a story worth reading.