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OneLaptopPerChildAssociationInc.(OLPC)wishestorespondtoarecentpostinOLPCNewsthat containedseveralassertionsthatarecontextuallyinaccurateandmayleadtoconclusionsthatare incorrect. WiththerecentdevelopmentoftheXO4Touchlaptop,theXOTabletanditseducationalDreams UserInterface,necessaryadjustmentsinthecompositionoftheOLPCteamwererequired.First, severaloftheengineersandprogrammerswhospecializedinhardwaredesigndepartedOLPCas theirserviceswerenolongerrequired.JohnWatlingtonourCTO,remainsinchargeoffinalizingthe XO4Touchlaptop.Heisalsopreparingthegroundforthenexthardwarelaunch.TheOLPC Technicalteamcontinuestofocusonsoftwaredevelopment,incorporatingSugarintotheAndroid OS,anddevelopinguniqueappsforthetabletandlaptopenvironment.Thisteam,underthe leadershipofAndrewMcMillan,includesSamuelGreenfeldandateamofdevelopersatMorphoss Ltd.,includingHeatherBuchanan,ChrisNoldus,AlexanderNikitin,SamanthaQiaoandTimEvetts. TheOLPCLearningteamisunderthedirectionofDoctorAntonioBattro,acolleagueofbothJean PiagetandSeymourPapert.Dr.Battroisinchargeofleadingthephilosophicaldirectionofthe learningteam.

am.HeisadistinguishedmemberofthePontificalAcademyofSciences,anemblematic institutionwithmorethan40NoblePrizerecipientsinitsrosterof90scientistsaroundtheglobe. ClaudiaUrrearemainsinvolvedwithspecificOLPCprojects.MoisesSalinashasjoinedtheLearning group.BobHackeralsoremainscommittedtoOLPCanditsmission. DonnaMackenziehasjoined OLPCasCFO.Herextensiveexperienceinsocialmedia,crowdsourcing,finance,andM&Aisofgreat importancetoOLPCatthismoment.OLPCisalsoblessedwiththesupportandcontributionsof MicheleBorba,Educator,TVcommentatorandconsultanttomanyinstitutionsinthefield. Inaddition,theXOTabletwillbelaunchedonJuly16exclusivelyatWalmartandsoonafterwardsat manyofthetopretailersintheUSA,Europe,andinNorthandSouthAmerica.Withthecontinued developmentofnewproductsandcontent,OLPCmaintainsitscommitmenttoprovidingchildren withaninnovativeeducationalexperience.OLPCisatitscoreasocialequalitymovementanda
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transformeroftheexistingeducationalsystems.TherecenttransitionsatOLPCpermitittoadapt

andgrowwiththedemandsofthemarketwhileadheringtoitsbasicprinciples. OLPCisveryexcitedaboutitscurrentprojectsintheUSAandabroad.OLPCisdeliveringthefirst batchofXO4TouchmachinestoUruguay,inadditiontoalargeorderofXOTablets.OLPChasalso beguntheproductionofalargeorderforthegovernmentofRwanda.Thefeedbackfromfocus groupsandeducationalinstitutionswithrespecttoOLPCsnewdevices,theXO4TouchandtheXO Tablet,hasbeenextremelypositive. OLPCisawareofcertainanimosityfromtopcommercialentitiesandfromsomeindividualbloggers thatseeOLPCasathreattotheirexistence.Inreality,thisissomethingtofeelproudabout.Itisa testamenttothestrengthofOLPCanditsmissionthatitissomehowseenasathreattobigger entitiesaroundtheworld.OLPCbelievesthatitistheeducationalequivalenttotheWorldFood Programinitsmissiontofeedthepoor.OLPCcontinuestosearchfordisruptiveandcreativewaysto challengeoldbeliefsandclichs.OLPCcontinuestoleadthewayininnovationandeducationaround theglobe.OnbehalfofOLPC,Ithankyouforyourcontinuedsupportofourmission.

RodrigoArboleda ChairmanandCEO OneLaptopPerChildAssociation,Inc.

OneLaptopPerChildAssociation,Inc. 848BrickellAve.Suite1130 Miami,FL33131 Office:(305)3713755