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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Friday 28 May 2010 22:06 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz pulled this Usenet boner:
>> One Laptop Per Child Revamps Tablet Plans
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The One Laptop Per Child foundation's aim to
>>| create the world's most innovative tablet
>>| computer for the developing world just took
>>| a giant leap toward reality. But as is often
>>| the case, reality may not be quite as
>>| exciting as imagination.
>>| On Thursday the foundation announced a
>>| partnership with chip maker Marvell to
>>| collaborate on a sleek and cheap touch-
>>| screen tablet for developing-world school
>>| children, a device it now plans to launch at
>>| the Consumer Electronics Show in January
>>| 2011 for less than $100. One Laptop Per
>>| Child (OLPC) says that's close to two years
>>| ahead of its scheduled release for the so-
>>| called XO-3, the long-awaited upgrade to the
>>| non-profit's XO, the so-called "hundred-
>>| dollar laptop" launched in 2007.
> Jeezus Christ, that site is a farrago of ads and popups. You can't click
> without hitting some goddam link.
> Anyway, it will be a tough haul to a $100 device. I don't see how it will
> be as durable as the original XO.
It turned into a tablet, so fewer hanging parts.
>> OLPC's Negroponte Says XO-3 Prototype Tablet Coming in 2010
>> One Laptop per Child and Marvell Join Forces to Redefine Tablet Computing for
>> Students Around the World
>> The OLPC's real importance is as a conversation starter
>> OLPC laptops for East Africa and Palestinian children
>> UN to buy 500,000 OLPC laptops for Palestinian children
>> One Laptop per Child targets Middle East and E Africa
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz | "Oops. My brain just hit a bad sector"
http://Schestowitz.com | GNU is Not UNIX | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
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