The OX laptop...

Gary Kline kline at
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
> able
> to make the "children"  work together in preparing for a new world
> where 
> 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
> the
> screen. 

	This really makes my day.  Thanks for the story.


> Sergio
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