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2nd generation OLPC [May. 20th, 2008|11:01 am]
Brent Eubanks
The current OLPC has some pretty cool features, but is fundamentally just a low-power laptop. Great for its intended audience, but nothing like a Macbook Pro.

But the next generation OLPC looks to be another kettle of fish altogether. It's a dual-screen ebook. I want, want, want. If they can follow through on this, it should address the major weakness of all the eBook readers on the market: it'll have to be cheap, durable, able to read a wide variety of file formats, and unencumbered by DRM or other data-control limitations. Yum!

[User Picture]From: ouraboros
2008-05-20 06:46 pm (UTC)
Did you know that Microsoft is teaming up with OLPC?

Just a heads up. I don't see any reason to treat this as a deal-breaker, but it is something to keep an eye on, especially if MS decides it wants to try to force Linux off OLPC.

And it's a small nitpick, but could you please fix your post to only have "OLPC" on it? It causes my anti-dyslexic sense to twitch...
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[User Picture]From: a_steep_hill
2008-05-20 07:42 pm (UTC)
One Per Child Laptop, eh?
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[User Picture]From: ouraboros
2008-05-20 07:46 pm (UTC)
better than One Child Per Laptop. Which makes it sound like some sort of unsavory transaction...
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