david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Thu May 22 17:07:26 EDT 2008

On Thu, 22 May 2008, Andres Salomon wrote:

> On Thu, 22 May 2008 13:33:10 -0700 (PDT)
> david at lang.hm wrote:
>> On Thu, 22 May 2008, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>>> There will almost certainly be a 'virtual XO-1' mode for
>>> compatibility, where the lower touchscreen will display a keyboard
>>> and touchpad like the XO-1.
>> a touchscreen based keyboard is far inferior to a real keyboard. it's
> So plug a USB keyboard in if you're going to be doing some serious
> typing.  If you just need to type in a few lines, the virtual keyboard
> would be fine.  A USB keyboard gives far more flexibility than XO-1
> currently has in terms of languages, layout, cost, and manufacturers.
> Being tied to a single keyboard/touchpad manufacturer makes everyone sad.
> http://www.pricewatch.com/keyboards/usb.htm shows ~$4 for a basic keyboard,
> and bulk rates could probably do even better..

this makes it a $79 laptop, and I don't think it's really a good idea to 
say that every kid will carry the XO-2 and a keyboard everywhere.

David Lang

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