What cool things can I do with an OLPC? [more inside]
Is 5 years old too young for an OLPC? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a fair trade computer? [more inside]
A family member is working on a development project in Africa which will involve setting up a database of patient records in rural medical clinics. There are some cheap computers out there now, but only a few solutions consider the cost and unreliability of power in such regions. He also needs something which runs a standard operating system, so the OLPC computer isn't right. The best I've found so far is the Inveneo project, which was actually designed with such communities in mind. I'm wondering if there are any other solutions that MeFi community members might know of which are comparable to the one offered by Inveneo? [more inside]
Can I buy an OLPC XO? It's only availabe in the US/Canada and I live in the UK. [more inside]
I want a small cheap (under $450) laptop. I want to get either an OLPC or an Eee PC. Which would be more worth my while in the long-run? [more inside]
Low-cost, bare-bones, all I wanna do is type - recommend me a low-cost, take-anywhere laptop alternative. [more inside]
I was looking at the CNET site about the new OLPC laptops that were delivered to a village in Nigeria, and was shocked to see what appear to be McMansion-esque buildings in the background. Can anyone explain this?
How can I find out where OLPC prototypes will be demo'd nearby? I always hear about the Linux user group meetups, the talks at Harvard and MIT, and the conferences about a week after the fact. (I guess that's how they stay so small.) I'm looking for events in NYC, Boston, or elsewhere in that radius. So my specific question is are there any such events coming up in the northeast, and my general question is how can I better search for such events? An offshoot question: any regional mefi'ers currently holding an xo prototype? If so, I'd like to get in touch to ask a couple questions for a research project. Thanks.