[OLPC India] India Digest, Vol 22, Issue 19
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Mon Sep 22 14:21:53 EDT 2008
Earth Treasury will be happy to organize this.
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 7:31 AM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Satish Jha <sjha at vsnl.com> wrote:
>> I am overwhelmed by the kind of support this project is receiving from
>> everyone.. from individuals to institutions and corporations and
>> governments.. they have all been trying to do their best..
>> My corporate relations adviser informs me that an airline has agreed to give
>> a number of free tickets for the staff, a business house is willing to offer
>> office space and support for all the schools it runs and the children they
>> have run up in six figures and so on..
>> However, our goal is to reach out to those who cannot help themselves.. And
>> our efforts are focused primarily in that direction.
>> While individual initiatives greatly contribute to the cause, aggregating
>> them in an organized way may get a lot more out of them.
>> We should also keep in mind that our production batch size is 50,000 at one
>> time and unless we can scale up, the program will have different kind of
>> management challenges.
>> In this listserv, if we can focus on how to aggregate to large numbers, it
>> will be a great help indeed.
> Maybe what we need is a simple list or table of people who what small
> batches of XOs in their school, village, neighborhood etc., organized
> by location, etc. That way we can combine small batches into a larger
> order. If 50 schools of 1000 children each speak up, we get 50K. It
> could very well be a simple form that people fill out with all these
> details and contact info, potential donors (whether they have any or
> are seeking, etc).
> This could even scale worldwide...
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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