[OLPC Brasil] [olpcnewswrite] Confidentail Changes at OLPC News
Alexandre Van de Sande
alexandrevandesande at gmail.com
Tue May 6 10:08:12 EDT 2008
no news really..
You can redirect him to "OLPC Brasil" <Brasil at laptop.org> if he is really
interested in. I have to say that the fast pace the auction went last year
was an exception rather than the rule..
On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 11:01 AM, wayan <wayan at olpcnews.com> wrote:
> Thanks Alexandre,
> BTW, have you any news about OLPC in Brazil. A Brazilian student just
> emailed looking for info- our last Brazil OLPC update was Feb. Any local
> activity of note worth a post?
> Read: OLPC News Forum
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Alexandre Van de Sande <alexandrevandesande at gmail.com>
> To: wayan <wayan at olpcnews.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 9:55:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [olpcnewswrite] Confidentail Changes at OLPC News
> hi wayan. I would love to be able to contribute more to olpcnews, but i
> don´t realy believe I would be up to the challenge. I can´t even keep my own
> blog updated.
> Good luck with the editor, but please keep the olpcnews alive. I am in the
> team that believes that in the end of the day negroponte doesn't matters
> anymore: there are a quarter million uruguayans, hundreds thousands of
> peruvians and nepalese (among other) children using the laptop today and
> those will keep the education aspect alive and well. If all OLPC does from
> now on is keep selling the same laptop for cheaper, we all gain from it.
> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 12:57 PM, wayan <wayan at olpcnews.com> wrote:
> > __
> > Hi everyone,
> > Maybe you've noticed, but I'm really disappointed with the turn towards
> > the Dark Side at OLPC. The Dark Side being more than just MSFT, but the
> > whole idea that just cheap laptops, any laptops, will be the best for
> > children. This change undercuts the whole idea of OLPC as I understood it,
> > and quenches my passion to be the blog of record about the program.
> > At the same time, I'm entering into new personal and professional
> > commitments that will soon eclipse OLPC News in importance and time
> > consumption. More on these as I can talk about them, but the general result
> > is the same - I will not be able to manage OLPC News on a daily basis.
> > Add those two together and I find myself looking for an OLPC News
> > editor.
> > Someone who can keep abreast of the organization and promote the
> > community. They don't need to be as fanatical as I've been in daily
> > publishing, but do have to be willing and able to commit to three posts a
> > week, be they self-written or Guest Posts. They'll also be managing OLPC
> > News Forums, which is pretty light, only a overview once a week or so.
> > The benefits are amazing. Besides becoming a thought leader in
> > technology for development, quoted in major publications (on and offline)
> > and even cameos on TV and radio, they'll get the great and seemingly endless
> > goodwill of the OLPC community and be asked to speak at random events in
> > their community on OLPC. They can also split the site revenues with me,
> > though before anyone gets too excited, its only pulling in around $100 a
> > month. Beer money at best, and a pittance when compared with the time
> > input.
> > I would stay on as the Publisher, and offer advice and input (both
> > editorial and content) as needed. Once they prove themselves capable and
> > committed, we can even explore turning over the whole site to them, though
> > with the express guarantee they will keep it going and leave the archives
> > undisturbed.
> > So to you, my loyal contributors, I offer this opportunity. Please give
> > it a good think, and let me know if any of you are interested. Also, if
> > there are others you think might be interested, please let me know.
> > Last, but not least, please keep this confidential for now. I am still
> > thinking through the idea and would like to have your input before I make
> > this change public.
> > Wayan
> > ------------------------------
> > Read: OLPC News Forum
> > http://www.olpcnews.com/forum
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> Alexandre Van de Sande
> rio de janeiro
Alexandre Van de Sande
rio de janeiro
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