I spent the weekend at the Frankfurt Buchmesse, just arriving back home on the night of the 8th in time for an education jam. Some of the most interesting people there were the medium-sized booksellers who wanted to see what was going on in the rest of the world. They had the most diverse offerings, and the most flexible ideas about how to press forward with their businesses. Some of them didn't want to be in the publishing industry in 5 years' time.
Their education forum was directly interested in OLPC, and wants to help us set up a booth and present at the next forum in Capetown. The energy among the educators and library representatives there was quite high; and they were full of their own good ideas. Updates on future book fairs as they emerge.