The OX laptop...
kline at tao.thought.org
Mon Apr 16 20:50:14 UTC 2007
On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 02:40:42PM -0300, Sergio Lenzi wrote:
> > > Comments pleaase????
> > I heard/read that these will be "networked" by transceiver going
> > peer-to-peer. With a range of a few miles. The school or
> > university would serve at the link with the Internet. Yes?
> > If other, please explain.
> Yes they are networked using WI-FI in ibcss... really works... does not
> need any access
> point and can communicate at about 50 meters away each other... in a
> kind of "mersh"
> network... really simple and functional.
50 m isn't that much. I was guessing more in the range of
one to five km. (Maybe with an outside antenna??)
> > I think this kind of universally affordable and endlessly
> > useful computer will give us countless thousands of wizards
> > and other scholars who would be wedged in a hopeless situation.
> > In a word:: Yes!
> > gary
> The point is that will start a new world where things will be
> "reinvented" in new
> ways. without proprietary software. With all open architeture will be
> to make the "children" work together in preparing for a new world
> the need of "group" working will be more and more important...
Yes, to both points!
> Just imagine about 5 milion consumers...
Or 5 million people being producers; having them not only
consume bbut contribute to the greater good of thw world!
I think 5 million is just the beginning; in a few years,
50 millions, and then 500m. Maybe in another generation
it'll bring at least a couple of billions (thousand millions)
into the cooperative world-force.
> Here my nepheys are already in college and they now have to work and do
> all work using Linux at school and FreeBSD at home... That is a good
> point for
> the govern that by forcing them to use open source, makes them think and
> overcome problems that otherwise would be solved by pressing a button in
This really makes my day. Thanks for the story.
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