The OLPC is a bold experiment. After all, it is bringing a piece of technology that is ahead of the prevailing infrastructure or markets. We don't really know what this will lead to.
These kids can't turn work in PC repairs when people don't have electricity.
These kids can't compete with children from India or China who have formal education.
There are no consumers, no customers, no investors in the village.
However, there is a chance OLPC team might have created something emergent. That when the opportunity arises, these skills will be repurposed. I look forward to what happens next.