Reading through Friere’s thoughts on education and it’s relationship to power makes me think of the one laptop per child project. The project which is lauded with many design and humanitarian awards has proven to be a complete failure. The utopian aim was misguided by the technological determinism that sells wired magazine subscriptions. Friere’s emphasis on literacy is important. Literacy, according to Friere, is a vehicle to understanding one’s self and unearthing their oppression while giving them the proper language to combat their oppressors. To restate a question from last weeks discussion is technical literacy, in the form of learning programming, essential to the vision of Friere’s literacy?