Monday, December 31, 2007

One Laptop Per (Grown-Up) Child

There was a nice surprise waiting for us when we got back from our Christmas visit to family in El Paso... My "Give One, Get One" OLPC laptop had arrived!


The package is amazingly sparse... No manual, just a single folded sheet of paper (the most important clue is the web site: www.laptop.org/gettingstarted )


Here it is... laptop, power cable, battery.






First hurdle: You have to lift the "rabbit ears" to open the laptop.








Up and running is less than a minute.

I have just begun playing with the bundled applications, and I can say that I am pretty impressed. Many of the applications are obviously still "works in progress", but there's a lot of potential packed into this little green and white package.
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