[OLPC Security] Grey Markets: differentiation of legitimately purchased laptops
C. Scott Ananian
cscott at laptop.org
Sat Oct 20 13:05:47 EDT 2007
On 10/20/07, Albert Cahalan <acahalan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jameson "Chema" Quinn writes:
> > as a solo machine, the main attraction of the XO is the political
> > statement, not the screen or mesh or low-power-consumption.
> It's none of that.
> I know of one guy who plans to get a pair of them for his kids.
> He'd like to get 6 to 8 for his extended family, but the price
> I know of multiple female nerds who want laptops for themselves.
> They love the cuteness. Most have expressed a desire for pink.
The XO in its current state will disappoint these buyers. We should
go out of the way to ensure that these are *not* the people we target
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