The One Laptop per Child initiative is doing okay, I suppose, but it’s not exactly setting the world on fire, and just getting production started has proven to be somewhat problematic.
Josh Jones suggests a different approach altogether: one Nintendo DS per child. And he actually makes a reasonable case, noting that the DS is inexpensive but built well, that loads of educational software can be had already, and that the machines are easily networked for classroom use.
Now if only I could be sure that he was serious.
Disclosure: I pay Josh Jones’ employer, which does not necessarily endorse the proposal, for this Web space.