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6 items tagged “olpc”


bunnie’s blog: OLPC XO-1 (via) Bunnie Huang critiques the hardware design of the OLPC XO-1. # 12th January 2008, 9:39 am


A Little Laptop With Big Ambitions. I hadn’t realised how much competition OLPC faced from Microsoft and Intel’s Classmate. It would be amazing to see a generation grow up understanding that computers are open tools that they can control themselves rather than closed black boxes. # 24th November 2007, 10:47 pm

OLPC Peru/Arahuay. A fascinating case study of the introduction of the XO to a school in Peru. It’s really exciting to see the project starting to make an impact. # 28th September 2007, 11:56 pm

OLPC: Give 1 Get 1. The long rumoured “buy two OLPCs, donate one to the third world” scheme is actually happening. I plan to get one; the robustness, battery life and WiFi range should make for an excellent conference / outdoor machine. # 24th September 2007, 11:07 am

PyCon Day 1: OLPC Has Excited me. Did you know that the OLPC machines have a “show source” button? # 23rd February 2007, 11:21 pm

OpenID is particularly appealing to OLPC, because it can be used to perpetuate passwordless access even on sites that normally require authentication [...] With an OpenID provider service running on the school server (or other trusted servers), logins to OpenID-enabled sites will simply succeed transparently, because the child’s machine has been authenticated in the background

Ivan Krstić # 17th February 2007, 12:42 am