[OLPC-Philippines] OLPC-Philippines Digest, Vol 10, Issue 6

Jerome Gotangco jgotangco at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 20:13:06 EDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 7:55 AM,  <Harry.Harrison at park.edu> wrote:
>   I am a retired Computer Science professor who just emmigrated to
> the Philippines. I brought one XO with me. I live in Moncada, Tarlac.
> I am interested in helping the movement in whatever way I can. Does
> anyone have any suggestions?

Hi Harry,

As we are reforming the local initiative, I would suggest to reach out
to your local community to create awareness. The biggest thing that
impedes people from going further is laptop availability. For
grassroots efforts to continue, this is a necessity. It is ironic as a
lot of 4P (Power, Price, Portability, and Performance) machines are
available in the market and definitely more superior to the XO
hardware-wise; and yet the XO is still more suitable to education
initiatives. The second one I believe, is having a legal identity for
such an effort to be taken seriously by stakeholders. But I'll leave
that one for now as this is achievable when we find a way to get
evaluation and development units.


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