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Was the OLPC XO-1 the worst laptop ever? (Part 2): Another Brick In The Wall

Posted 01-13-2022 at 12:07 PM by slackmensch (The Old Charvari)
Updated 01-13-2022 at 12:12 PM by slackmensch

It was only after I was rescued--which gave me internet access among other things--that that I discovered why my OLPC mysteriously bricked on the eve of my solar power supply success and I ended up talking to Miseur Le Futbol for another couple years. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

After I had cobbled together enough solar panels from a box full of yard lights (I spared a few for cave lighting and the spikes they were stuck to were good for spearfishing, but that's another
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Was the OLPC XO-1 the worst laptop ever? (Part 1)

Posted 01-08-2022 at 10:19 AM by slackmensch (The Old Charvari)

A lot has been said about this venerable project to give "one laptop per child," which started in 2005 and floundered around until about 2018. Somehow, I missed it. Must have been living on an island like Tom Hanks in Castaway.... (Hmmm. Asking Mr. Football...Nope he's never heard of OLPC, either.)

Poking through the wreckage of my DedEx plane for something to alleviate the boredom of island life and a steady diet of small reef fish, pandandus, bettelnut, and coconuts,...
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