./ First of the OLPCs Built

Alan Kay alan.kay at squeakland.org
Tue Nov 14 16:41:21 UTC 2006

Also, these 10 were hand-built to test assembly processes, etc. The 
rest of the 900 on this build will be more machine built, looking 
forward to further limited test builds (in the 10s of 1000s) then to 
the "big builds" next year.




At 08:00 AM 11/14/2006, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>On Nov 14, 2006, at 16:55 , Klaus D. Witzel wrote:
>>"An announcement came Sunday that the first ten prototypes of the
>>Linux-powered OLPC XO-1 had been completed in China. From the
>>article, 'Quanta, the Chinese computer maker that won the
>>international bidding for the project earlier this year, will
>>assemble 900 OLPC machines that will be used for destructive
>>testing and distribution to our development partners.' Let's hope
>>that these first prototypes do not warrant any design changes and
>>that the testing goes well so that countries that expressed
>>interest (Brazil, Libya, Nigeria, Argentina, and Thailand) can
>>start distributing them soon."
>>unquote. See
>>- http://slashdot.org/articles/06/11/14/1419254.shtml
>And I'll get one! :) :) :)
>Too bad so many of the 900 are set aside for destructive testing ...
>- Bert -

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