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Give one, get one November 13, 2007

Posted by globalizer in global access, Localization.

A laptop, that is. You have just 2 weeks to get your hands on the very cool XO laptop produced for the One laptop per child project. And at the same time donate a laptop to a child in a developing country.

I saw a laptop prototype at the 30th Internationalization and Unicode conference where Nicholas Negroponte was the keynote speaker, and it was definitely a very different experience from your run-of-the-mill laptop, but also definitely one I would like to explore more. For one thing, if the connectivity works, it would be the perfect travel laptop – TSA could do their damnedest to it during security checks, and it would still come through unscathed.

And Negroponte was a hugely entertaining and engaging speaker, btw.

So now I am just waiting for the mailman…


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One laptop per child

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3. Musings on software globalization - December 30, 2007

Indulging in some Sugar over the holidays

No, not that kind – the kind of Sugar that comes with the OLPC laptop:

The Sugar user interface does take some getting used to, at least for anybody who has ever used a computer before.
Everything is centered around activities, and you need to get us…

4. Musings on software globalization - December 31, 2007

Kudos to Nicholas Negroponte

A poster on the OLPC forum reminded us all how the OLPC project got started and how it has come as far as it has: thanks to Nicholas Negroponte.
As I mentioned here, Negroponte was the keynote speaker at the 30th Internationalization and Unicode confer…

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