They have made a lot of progress in moving forward this project for concept to reality and will soon be rolling out the first test units in Thailand. They have a map of where they are planning further pilots and where governments have shown interest in purchasing the product.
They have also have hired/appointed a pretty serious management team to take this idea to market with Nicholas Negroponte continuing as chairman.
Check out the One Laptop Per Child wiki site to follow and discuss the progress.
One section I found particularly helpful is their Design Decisions FAQ where they answer some of the critics biggest questions about “why laptops for every child.”
Do you think this is a good initiative?