On the XO Laptop


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This is a record of the key dates in the history of the project, most recent first:

December 12, 2007: Start IBM XO Club

December 4, 2007, : I note that someone from outside the U.S. has linked to a blog post, and that the blog post was not about the XO, but about something else I had written. The post came from Pakistan, linuxpakistan.net: OpenDS: On Being Bitten By The Hand That Once Fed You.The trigger was the following observation:

Dave: It doesn’t really matter what Sun is doing about Java, for Java is not to be found on the XO. What matters is that this link came from Pakistan, and Pakistan is now much more important in your scheme of things than Sun/Java. You need to focus on just the XO.

So I then started this blog/project, The GOTOXO Project

I must be doing something right. The last two key blogging changes were inspired from outside; I listened, and thus learned.

November 16. 2007: I give a presentation to the CUNY Librarians, Talk to CUNY Librarians: Trip Report. During the Q&A session after the talk one of the librarians mentions she has also ordered an XO. I then realize I cannot wait to start blogging about the XO until mine arrives, and thus start blogging actively about the XO.

November 12, 2007, 8:41AM EST: I receive an email from the OLPC Project confirming my order has been received.

November 12, 2007, 6:02AM EST: I receive an email from the OLPC project informing me the Give One Get One program has started.

November 8, 2007: I receive an email from the OLPC Project informing me that the Give One Get One program will start at 6:00AM EST on November 12.

October 10, 2007: K12OpenMinds07: Trip Report. You can see a picture of me using the XO for the first time.

October 25,2 007: I sign up for the Give One Get One program, David Pogue: Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience


Written by daveshields

December 5, 2007 at 5:11 am

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