Awaiting the XO Laptop from OLPC
Dateline: 13 Dec 2007
I made my donation to the One Laptop Per Child non-profit late on the
first day of the original two-week period. The donation is for one XO
laptop (the "$100 Laptop") to be sent to a needy child in a developing
nation of OLPC's choosing. Over the past several days people have
been reporting that theirs have been arriving. I can't wait!
Some of the features I'm most interested in trying out:
- The screen that can be read in daylight. Will it run JBook? Seems like a
- The educational programs for younger kids
- The Logo implementation
- Wireless access at T-Mobile Hotspots, though that is proving
hard to activate, reportedly, since T-Mobile customer service is
unaware of the program.