__/ [ John A. Bailo ] on Monday 22 May 2006 23:43 \__
> Ted Landry wrote:
>> In article <VYidnVLFWYJGZezZ4p2dnA@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>> "John A. Bailo" <jabailo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>"20 May 2006
>>>1. The first 15 A-Test boards were successfully assembled and tested,
>>>and are en route to OLPC's facility in Cambridge. 500 developer boards
>>>are being assembled in Shanghai and will be shipped as they are tested.
>>>Several enhancements have been made to these boards to make them more
>>>³developer-friendly,² including the elimination of all known errata, the
>>>addition of a reset switch, the inclusion of stand-offs for ESD
>>>prevention, and individual packaging for simplified distribution."
>> too bad they've raised the price by 25%, and are making it about 50%
>> less powerful. it's looking more and more like it's not ever going to
>> happen. nice try though.
> Someone should tell them that:
> "3. Robert Fadel, Nia Lewis, Lindsay Petrillose, and Jill Clarke did an
> outstanding job of bringing the new office space on line."
> Looks like they're renting office space...
See the following article:
Are politics delaying the $100 laptop?
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| It sounds like a project that just about any technology-minded
| executive could get behind: distributing durable, cheap laptop
| computers in the developing world to help education. But in the
| year since Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the Massachusetts
| Institute of Technology Media Laboratory, unveiled his prototype
| for a $100 laptop, he has found himself wrestling with Microsoft
| and the politics of software.
Last night, Jon Hall also spoke about a possible alternative (perhaps could
be a compelement) to the OLPC. He was talking about re-use and refurbishment
of old hardware. With the Vista release looming, there will be plenty of
'disposable' hardware, extracted at the expense of 'cattle' to whom 500 MB
of RAM is barely sufficient.
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