OSCPC (Re: OLPC Cost Rises To $188 Per Laptop)
smallsqueak at rogers.com
Fri Sep 21 17:25:51 UTC 2007
I hope you don't mind I post your mail to Squeak list.
There are a couple questions I would like to find out
from those who are more informed.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Edgar J. De Cleene [mailto:edgardec2001 at yahoo.com.ar]
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 11:05 AM
> To: SmallSqueak
> Subject: Re: [ANN][Squeak-dev Mini Image] Version sqMinidev07.09.1
> El 9/21/07 11:08 AM, "SmallSqueak" <smallsqueak at rogers.com> escribió:
> > Hi Edgar,
> > and please allow me to share your feeling in what you had written:
> >> And what stop us use available old hardware for education?
> >> Squeak (and many more) run on as low as Pentium II computers.
> >> First we should be sure kids don't starve to dead as you know
> >> happens in Argentina.
> > ...
> >> Well, for poor countries like ours without the wi-fi infrastructure
> >> out the main cities and used computers with similar perfomance and
> >> more software available I said OLPC is only a dream.
> >> Edgar
> See our very modest student team swiki few random notes
> Now I researching small linux distros for use our "compulata" a Celeron
> 733 192 mb / 20 Mb disk
> The problematic Video card is SIS 6C326 and have a network card PCI
> Realtek RTL8139/810x Family
> Second hand by 300 pesos (less 100 dollars) and is almost the same
> equipment students have in UTN or in his houses.
> Of course , some have new equipment.
I heard that in North America, computers of this vintage are
recycled (at a cost) and there are millions of them. Is it true?
I am wondering if some big names would have them collected, containerized
and shipped to where they are still usable, what would be the cost?
> But the point is no need of fancy hardware, we need a teacher have time
> to use Squeak instead to worry about food rations.
> The sad true is in major cities many child only meal is in school.
> And so many schools I middle of nowhere need the teacher was mom, dad,
> doctor before she thinks in teach some...
P.S: Oh, OSCPC stands for "One Surplus Computer Per Child".
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