[Olpc-open] 45,000 G1G1 orders
tall897 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 16:12:12 EST 2007
To purchase the olpc as an act of charity would be worthy; but as a helpmate
it would be foolish, as compared with the availability of the advanced,
polished ASUS EEE, which is far more useful. But, as has been said, one is
best for the modern country and the other for primitive conditions, so the
two are meant for entirely different populations. And what is the purchaser
to do if the olpc breaks down after its 30 day warranty expires?
On Nov 25, 2007 12:15 PM, John Kintree <jkintree at swbell.net> wrote:
> According to a front page article from the Nov. 24, 2007
> Wall Street Journal, "there were about 45,000 two-laptop
> orders in the first nine days, with nearly half coming on the
> first day."
> The online version of the article can be seen at:
> I'm glad that instead of ending Nov. 26, the G1G1 initiative
> has been extended to Dec. 31, 2007.
> For those who think the XO laptops should be commercialized,
> and sold to anyone who wants one for $200 apiece, I would say
> that if you can afford one for $200, you can afford to pay $400
> to G1G1.
> For those in Europe or Japan who would like to participate in
> G1G1, to simplify things for the OLPC staff, maybe you could
> work through a local not-for-profit organization that would
> aggregate orders from your country. Then OLPC could deal
> with a relatively small number of organizations instead of with
> lots of individuals.
> John Kintree
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