Interview: OLPC’s Michail Bletsas Part 2 [of 2] – Gearlog

January 22, 2008
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This little snippet is interesting, particularly in relation to notions of profit, changing the market, and the goals of the OLPC, which they say has largely succeeded. Interview: OLPC’s Michail Bletsas Part 2 [of 2] – Gearlog When you say that there’s a potential market in these developing nations, what would have to occur in […]

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Don’t forget your shovel. :: Dr. Clevergirl, PhD.

January 20, 2008

Don’t forget your shovel. :: Dr. Clevergirl, PhD. Now I have to plan out the rest of my life. I guess.

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Don’t forget your shovel. :: Dr. Clevergirl, PhD.

January 20, 2008

Jula D is now Dr. Clevergirl, PhD.! It was a great little celebration afterwards. JuliaD is my first student (from a grad course at OISE in 2002) to get a PhD. She says “Now I have to plan out the rest of my life. I guess.” Wonder what that will do.

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OX Jabber Chat

January 20, 2008
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I had an XO Chat with Alan Bell of the Open Learning Centre in the UK this morning, after I figured out how to get my OLPC on the internet. First I found an open wireless network connection and ran the Stable Upgrade – OLPC. Then I could use my apple network (with password encryption). […]

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One Laptop per Child (OLPC), getting started: opening the laptop

January 19, 2008
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I got my TWO OLPCs! If you’ve got one, don’t want to RTFM, at least look at this site: One Laptop per Child (OLPC), getting started: opening the laptop. It took me a while to figure out how to get it to run on a normal wireless network. Actually, I had to upgrade the whole […]

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The Register review of the OLPC

January 18, 2008
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The OLPC XO laptop | Reg Hardware has a LONG review on the technology. It looks interesting, and is guardedly positive…

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My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell (Book) in Computers & Internet

January 17, 2008
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Jeremy pointed me to this: My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell (Book) in Computers & Internet is now available for FREE as a download, or you can buy it on line: “Part memoir and part ethnography, My Tiny Life is about the social life of the online, text-based […]

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Stacey Grant-Johnson from Rogers Canada on iPhone

January 17, 2008
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One Degree: Stacey Grant-Johnson from Rogers Canada at the Interactive To The Max Big Day conference in Toronto, November 22, 2007 is asked about the iPhone coming to Canada. Her answer is explicitly that they’d love to have it but Canada is just too small a market to be really on Apple’s radar, though in […]

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ACM Classic Books Series

January 16, 2008
Tags: children and computers, constructionism,

Jeremy pointed me to ACM Classic Books Series This list of classic books is the result of a poll ACM conducted where members named their favorite computer science books.We plan to make the full text available online to members as we obtain permissions from authors to display each book. We hope you enjoy the books […]

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perpetualstroll: Type type type

January 16, 2008

Jason Shim posted perpetualstroll: Type type type, and I thought I’d try: 66 words Touch Typing The test is distracting, but fun.

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