Kids: OLPC sucks, wah!

Some hack at the Wall Street Journal bought an OLPC machine for his kids and guess what? The kids hated it and rejected it. Money quote: “The screen tended to jump around, games stalled while loading, video clips stuttered so much they were unwatchable.” Yeah. Other than that, it’s friggin great. Just ask David Pogue of the Times, who gave it a rave review. That screen! The mesh networking! Wow! Back in the real world, the kids dumped the OLPC machine and switched back to a 5-year-old Windows machine, which, um, did everything they wanted it to do. Great work, OLPC people. All of us in the industry are humbled by your innovations. We could learn so much from you. The Nobel is on its way.