OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) seems to become OPCPL (One Potential Consumer Per Laptop). I just read that EA are going to install a copy of SimCity on every laptop in OLPC project. Since the original post didn’t have any references I re-checked and it looks like this is actually going to happen – EA are going to put the 1989 version of SimCity on OLPC machines.
The official rhetoric is that SimCity has educational aspect. Frankly I tend to agree and, regardless, I think this was a good and fun game. However I keep on wondering if this step is really motivated by educational aspirations, or this is “putting a foot in the door” in an attempt to capture potential future consumers at the very beginning? Maybe both?