One Laptop Per Child: Vision vs. Reality

Lessons learned

  • Diffusing a new innovation requires understanding the local environment.
  • Innovative technology can be disruptive and trigger a backlash from incumbents.
  • Innovative information technologies do not stand alone.
  • Understand the true costs and risks, as well as benefits, of innovation.
  • Adopting organizations need to develop internal capabilities and set priorities.

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