The Mini Laptop Club – what kids really want from a computer

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Ever wondered how kids view laptops? And what they would like on the perfect PC? Well, The Mini Laptop Club, which runs in a school in North Carolina for seven-to-nine-year-olds might have have a few answers.

No ‘real’ laptops are allowed, the kids create their own from paper and cardboard. While that creates some drawbacks, it also creates an opportunity for creative minds to develop their own ideal keyboards, with dedicated keys for virtual pets, Harry Potter trivia or simply ‘food’ (home shopping maybe?).

The original article is here, with a follow-up interview with Any Tiemann about the club now available at the Morning News website. Fascinating stuff.

Morning News interview

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