OLPC is lucky to have an active independent news community. Since we started posting regular updates in our weekly Community News digest, there has been active interest among other blogs; olpcnews.com has been live since I joined OLPC in late 2006. Likewise we have had community forums on olpcnews and elsewhere before forums.laptop.org were up and running.
The need for a public voice for OLPC has always been there -- a plaRead the rest of this entry
We are moving this blog to blog.laptop.org, and are also reserving blogs.laptop.org for pepole who want their own subdomains; get in touch with me if you have a blog you want to start here. But we couldn't wait until everything was in place to start taking down our thoughts and stories.
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One Laptop per Child is launching its second Give One/Get One (G1G1) program on November 17, 2008. Last year's program supported the production of over 150,000 XOs. This year the delivery of the laptops in the USA will be handled through Amazon.com.
The laptops will run the latest release of Sugar on a Linux-based Fedora Core operating system. (It will not dual-boot Windows and Linux, contrary to some reports.) For answers to frequently asked questions, and for other XO giving programs, see XO giving and the G1G1 FAQ. And for a bit of nostalgia, here is my favorite image from last year's G1G1 program:
Thank-you videos and more below the fold,
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Thanks to Joshua Gay of CK-12 for his help in crafting this posting!
Help us spread the joy of education to children all over the world by becoming a Social Media Warrior. At OLPC, we have the tools, the educational materials, and learning resources to help transform the lives of millions all over the world. To do so, we need thousands of volunteers to understand what we have and what we are capable of doing for the lives of children everywhere - and we need three of you to help us get the word out to them using the social networking and media sharing sites that pervade our lives.
We all took a group photo yesterday afternoon, after a long week. There was a camera crew idling in the office who were kind enough to oblige us.
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Eben has been working on a little Google Maps project -- you may have seen the map of XOs around the world before, but it's now bigger, better, and full of juicier data.
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The Boston-area OLPC crowd are organizing a launch party for G1G1 this Sunday night between 7pm and midnight in Harvard Square. The party will be at John Harvard's Brewhouse. If you're in the area, it should be an amazing time -- come say hello!
XOs welcome; the first 10 people to bring a G1G1 machine from last year will get a sweet G1G1 2009 t-shirt. No word yet on whether any velociraptorz will be present. I'll update with more info and photos once I have them.