[OLPC India] Hi All...Why taking product to market is so slow in laptop.org

Pradyot Sahu prady at ieee.org
Sun Nov 18 16:10:12 EST 2012

Hi Walter

Before anybody thinks anything otherwise, let me tell that I am a
long-time well-wisher of OLPC and a father of 6 year old kid who wants
a laptop or tablet to learn and play. I can buy him a below $50
Android tablet in India, but there is no suitable content for him like
you have in Sugar platform and I do not know how much durable the
tablet will be.

"Taking product to market" is about Product development lifecycle and
certainly the hardware...the laptop or tablet...we are waiting for so
long. I know there is an OLPC tablet prototype waiting for long

I am comparing with very small Chinese contract tablet manufacturers
who work for-profit with large and well-funded non-profit.OLPC.(not
small non-profit organizations who bring the tablet to children)

After so many years, where is the tablet for my kid...? Why I can not
buy one in Internet? Just like Raspberry Pi ?
Please do not blame governments,...they will be like that for whatever

but OLPC strategy of product development to market...hardware, of
course....can be changed....like Raspberry Pi ?


On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 5:06 AM, Pradyot Sahu <prady at ieee.org> wrote:
>> Hi All...
>> Have you ever wondered?
>> Why taking product to market is so slow in laptop.org ?
> Not sure what exactly you are referring to, but by what metrics are
> you assessing OLPC? They come out with new machines annually and the
> Sugar community releases a new version once every six months. Both
> pretty standard relative to industry metrics. And the fact that they
> are small non-profits, not giant multinationals, is all the more
> impressive, IMHO.
> regards.
> -walter
>> Thanks
>> Prady
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> Walter Bender
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