Wednesday, September 12, 2007

OLPC news with ears on

So jim getty's did a nice talk on this here monday -see
john naughton's summary - I think the key thing for me (pun intended) is that the machines ship "locked" and seperately. a key is delivered to enable them- and if the machiens are nicked, they can be revoked! this is to stop corrupt interception in some parts of the world - another interesting point came up - what if an older brother tries to sell their sibling's? aswer: the older brother will have one too , as will all households (saturation bombing) in a region

finally, I asked about mesh/p2p voice - bizarrely, on the bbc news site, later that day we get
the news about TerraNet free p2p voice - maybe they should use haggle:)

Jim also recommends you read
hree Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time" by
Greg Mortenson;

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