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'One Laptop Per Child' Plan Faces Challenges in U.S.

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'One Laptop Per Child' Plan Faces Challenges in U.S.

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'One Laptop Per Child' Plan Faces Challenges in U.S.

'One Laptop Per Child' Plan Faces Challenges in U.S.

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The group behind the One Laptop Per Child initiative just delivered more of its super-cheap laptops to South Africa, but how will this new technology fare with schoolchildren in the United States? Now the group has a deal to provide computers to kids in Birmingham, Ala.

Steve Inskeep talks to Morning Edition tech expert Mario Armstrong about the challenges facing the project, including slow speed and wireless availability.

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