It seems to me we have a traffic problem in Winnipeg. Of course, we’re glad we don’t have to put up with traffic the way that Toronto and Vancouver do, or any other larger city. But I wonder if there any stats comparing the rush-hour traffic delay on a per-capita basis? If rush hour in Winnipeg adds 20 minutes in a city of 700,000, is that better or worse than adding 45 minutes to the commute time in a city of 4million? Something tells me we have more traffic delay than we should have, and that this actually inhibits our growth as a city.
Nicholas Negroponte talks about how One Laptop per Child is doing, two years in. Speaking at the EG conference while the first XO laptops roll off the production line, he recaps the controversies and recommits to the goals of this far-reaching project. (Recorded December 2007 in Los Angeles, California. Duration: 20:46.)
Watch Nicholas Negroponte’s 2008 talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances — including Negroponte’s talk at TED2006, just one week after he committed himself fully to One Laptop per Child for the rest of his life; and his eye-opening talk from the very first TED, in 1984, where he makes 5 predictions about the future (and 4 of them are right).