[Community-news] [sugar] where is Walter?
echerlin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 02:14:44 EDT 2008
On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 5:29 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:13 PM, Martin Langhoff
> > <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > What's this hostility about? Does it accomplish something?
> > >
> > > Not everyone knows everything about your project - though it's
> > > interesting to hear.
> > Not my project! Illinois's! They asked me to make contact on their behalf.
> Apologies. I am just trying to help.
> > There are regular channels? Why hasn't anybody told me of this before?
> Apparently there is - I didn't know either - I think it's the same
> path you get through if you go to the givemany page, which is also
> routed to Darah. This is a rather organic organization, not a top down
> formal thing.
When I tried the GiveMany address, it went to BrightStar, which has
> > > People like NN tend to be swamped
> > How does one invite him to State Senate Hearings? Darah or who? Does
> > he have an appointments secretary?
> Like any other project lead/figurehead I know -- with persistence and patience.
> > > - again, try
> > > countries at laptop.org
> > Done. Thanks.
> Cool. She's the best point of contact, and can escalate your request.
> Bear in mind there are lots :-)
> > > We are working quite amicably with NYC DoE, so I think it's just a
> > > matter of taking things slowly and talking with Darah first :-)
> > Which we is that? OLPC? OLPC New York? I'll get OLPC Chicago to talk
> > to OLPC NY in any case.
> OLPC Foundation -- I have visited NYC with Wad to coordinate trials.
> Note that pilots do take time from OLPC, and we can't say yes to all
> people as we do have our resource constraints. But if you can be a bit
> patient, I'm sure we;ll work something out.
Thank you. When would you like to visit Chicago and Springfield?
Illinois, as I said somewhere in this thread, wants to put laptops
into 300 schools to start.
From their 2009 budget presentation:
# of Public School Students (2006-07) – 2,077,856
# of Public School Districts (2006-07) – 871
# of Public School Teachers (2006-07) – 137,481
Average Operating Expense per Pupil (2005-06) –$9,488
> martin.langhoff at gmail.com
> martin at laptop.org -- School Server Architect
> - ask interesting questions
> - don't get distracted with shiny stuff - working code first
> - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Martinlanghoff
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