B-52 Bomber of EduTech?

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Sun Dec 6 09:52:11 EST 2015

Will the XO become the B-52 B.U.F.F. "Butt Ugly Fat <Friend>" of
educational technology, as disposable tablets come and go?

Amazing story on the history of technology -- how 1950s technology (with
all its faults) can be more reliable, more capable, and dependable -- than
generations of "Tesla Toys" built since.

With graffiti regularly discovered inside this battered boneyard of
workhorse planes, from 3 different generations at the rudder, expected to
last into 2040, approaching a century:


(Thanks to Kim Quirk beating "Spares n Repairs" into our heads in
2007...and Nathan Riddle's work reviving XO white batteries now more
relevant than ever ;)
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