Based on recent FCC documents, it would appear that Quanta
, manufacturer of Nicholas Negroponte
's OLPC, has just received approval on the system's WiFi radio, which means that the 802.11b/g component of the humanitarian-laptop-project is now signed, sealed, and delivered (at least in the eyes of one semi-prominent US agency). This is an interesting development because it opens a door for the child-themed edutainment and communication machine to not just hit developing countries, but also land in places a little closer to home -- and despite recent rumblings that have been both contrary
, if the sub-$200 laptop does make its way toward America, it seems likely that the symbolic Sugar OS
will be intact.