So long and thanks for all the fish.

Mike Lee curiouslee at
Thu Jun 20 01:19:27 EDT 2013


If there is an award for most electrons saved while delivering learning to
children globally, you should get it. Your dedication to hyper-efficient
power consumption in the XO continues to effect a significant
differentiator in the product.

But more than product focus, I benefited often from your unwavering
attitude of no-request-is-too-small. Most recently, helping me to work
through testing of the new power plug adapter in Zambia. And over the
years, so many patient and detailed replies to my questions on solar panels.

I suspect we'll cross paths again next I'm in Boston, or if Bobo gets
enough attention to arrange a meeting with my employer.

So I'm not saying goodbye. I want to say that I hope the community
continues to come up with interesting questions and projects at attract
your interest!


On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Richard A. Smith <richard at>wrote:

> This is my public announcement that I'm leaving OLPC. I have accepted a
> new position at Bobo Analytics.  My last day with OLPC is the 21st.
> At Bobo I'll be working along side with Ed McNierney and Mitch Bradly so
> it won't feel too far away from OLPC.
> The last 6.5 years have been an amazing journey.  There really aren't the
> words to express it.  I'm extremely honored to have had the chance to work
> at OLPC and been able to work with some of the most amazing people I've
> ever met.  I'm proud of what OLPC, its associates and volunteers have been
> able to accomplish and I'll always carry fond memories of my contributions
> to the project.
> I'll continue to lurk on IRC and you can still reach me by my
> richard at address.  If that stops at some point then
> smithbone at will be around as long as google keeps it.
> Take care everyone.
> Richard.
> --
> Richard A. Smith  <richard at>
> One Laptop per Child
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