Friday, December 21, 2007

My XO Laptop Has Arrived!

My new XO laptop in Powell's Books, Portland, Oregon, USA on Dec. 20, 2007. It is amazing. Beyond what I had hoped for. It works wonderfully. It cost under $200 to build and includes cutting edge technology (Mesh!) which doesn't exist in our most expensive laptops. It runs on Linux, a free and open-source operating system. And it's revolutionary interface, Sugar, promotes collaborative learning. I paid $399. for this machine as part of the OLPC Give One Get One program, in which I receive one machine and a second machine is donated to a child in a developing country. That feels pretty good as well. I can't imagine an educator who would not be excited about this. If you want to know more, here is a link to my YouTube playlist of videos on the XO Laptop and OLPC. It's not too late to order one, the deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2007.


Jane Krauss said...

Robin, I look forward to following your story. I'm blogging about the XO too and hosting user groups. Did you join the Clrm 2.0 XO group yet?


Robin Ashford said...

Yes, I recently joined the Clrm 2.0 XO group. Thanks for your blog link- great blog. I'm in California for the holidays but will return to Portland shortly before the first of the year. I would love a f2f meet-up with other XO users to give the mesh network a try. Hope to meet you sometime!