ivan krstić: The paradox of choice

by jesse in , ,


Ivan, of OLPC fame, made a post a few days ago about some issues he took with a post by Bruce Perens beleaguering some of the recent OLPC/Microsoft press. It's interesting for a few reasons - other than the back and forth between Ivan and Bruce, there's a gem of a quote that rang very true for me:

One commonly-forgotten truth about OLPC is that our commitment to open source and free software isn’t religious, but pragmatic — we believe Linux and Sugar constitute a better software platform and, much more importantly, a better learning platform.

Not only do I agree with the first part of that quote, namely my philosophy to using open and free software runs towards the pragmatic, and not religious, but that the OLPC is a learning platform.

This quote also reenforces this idea.

Read his post here: ivan krstić · code culture: The paradox of choice