[Olpc-open] open purchases

Kevin Purcell kevinpurcell at pobox.com
Sat Jan 13 18:43:43 EST 2007

Not that I don't agree that there is some general air of wish  
fulfillment in the most recent "2 for 1" case it was a BBC reporter  
(not a wish fulfiller) asking Michalis Bletsas (OLPC CTO, mesh guy,  
etc) questions and his reported response that caused this issue.  
Details on that story are on the reporters blog


This seems to be more an issue of getting the "spin" (aka PR) from  
the principals of OLPC correct.

Who knows maybe Michalis Bletsas is a wish fulfiller too (I hope so :-).

The wiki now seems to have decent content on this too.


That said perhaps some governments might actually want to go this way  
themselves to defer their costs. It's one way of offsetting their  
costs for the OLPCs that go to their citizens. The OLPC project per  
se has little interest in this (given its financial structure).

On Jan 13, 2007, at 10:09 AM, Xavier Alvarez wrote:

> From what I read, all this buzz and spin is more wishful thinking
> by enthusiasts wanting to see the project turn into a reality
> than any real or concrete ideas that the OLPC is having.

Kevin Purcell
kevinpurcell at pobox.com

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