Tuesday, October 2, 2007

All I want for Christmas...

I told Kristen I want an OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) for Christmas. In case you haven't been paying attention, check this out.

Yes, I know the computers are designed for thrid-world children, but for two weeks in November, U.S. residents can purchase two laptops for $399. One laptop is yours to keep and the other goes to a less fortunate child.

Why do I want one? Let me count the ways:
  • Open source software/operating system
  • No moving parts or hard drive, uses flash memory
  • can be converted into high-visibility E-book mode
  • the mission - eventually put laptops in the hands of every child. Change the education industry. Help children teach each other.

Check out the YouTube videos:
Inside OLPC video 1
Inside OLPC video 2 - Not applications, activities
Inside OLPC video 3 - Mesh Networking

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